Stories about criminal justice

Tenant representation and spy technology

Supes committee to vote on Breed's Rent Board appointee -- and on a measure to control surveillance in San Francisco (which the cops are trying to derail). That's The Agenda for April 16-21

Large, enthusiastic crowd welcomes Bernie Sanders to San Francisco

Senator says it's pretty clear he is going to win California.

Breed may not be opposed in November—but her policies will be

In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.

Public Defender Jeff Adachi dies

A fierce advocate, a brilliant lawyer, he built the PD's Office into one of the best in the country. Now the mayor will name a replacement, potentially putting the agency and its critical work at risk.

An ethics pledge for the district attorney race

Two candidates agree not to take money from DA Office employees, bail bonds companies or corporate PACs. It's a start.

Screen Grabs: Dig deeper into ‘made in China’ at SFMoMA film series

Plus: A Krautrock hero, SF Sketchfest brings classics to the Castro, Megacities, and Karen Kusama

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

Puff: The doctor done told me

Is the US federal government finally jumping onboard with cannabis? What does it all mean?

The spy cameras you didn’t know about in Golden Gate Park

Eight security cameras quietly installed at Alvord Lake, leading to privacy and policy issues.

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

And so should thousands of other Black and Latino men serving unjust sentences due to racist criminal justice policies.