Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: criminal justice

Four years in prison — for driving without a license?

If you want to get a sense of what’s wrong with the criminal justice system in San Francisco, take a look at the case of Charles Mabrey. He’s facing four...

Already, Chesa Boudin is getting attacked in the press

Chesa Boudin has not taken the oath of office. He won’t be sworn in as San Francisco’s district attorney until January. He has taken no action, made no policy...

Preston, Boudin are winners as vote-count nears finish

With all but a handful of ballots counted, Dean Preston declared victory today in the D5 supes race and Chesa Boudin was far enough ahead in the district attorney’s...

Here’s who’s getting rich from tobacco money

The latest campaign-finance numbers are in, and they include some surprises – and some information that should surprise nobody. Juul Labs has spent $11.5 million to pass Prop. C, the...

DA candidate calls for reshaping criminal justice system

San Francisco District Attorney candidate and Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin stood alongside criminal justice reform advocates today to announce a racial bias policy that he said would fundamentally...

Behind the ‘dark money’ in the DA’s race

Suzy Loftus, a candidate for district attorney, just sent out a fundraising email complaining that a “dark money” group is pouring money into the DA’s race -- and one...

Once again, Biden looked terrible

  There were no defining moments in tonight’s debate – except for this: Once again, Joe Biden looked terrible. He couldn’t explain his health care plan, which doesn’t seem to be much...

Fewer’s racial-equity plan could change the way SF makes policy

The Government Audit and Oversight Committee will hold a special hearing Thursday/11 to consider an ordinance by Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer that could have profound impacts on a wide...

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

ONSTAGE Ten years after Oedipus El Rey premiered at the Magic Theatre, Luis Alfaro’s drama is being staged there as a legacy revival, again directed by artistic director Loretta Greco. (Through...

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

On Saturday afternoon, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared for MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Julián Castro,...