Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: George Gascon

A terrible crime leads to terrible politics and reporting

The real story behind the release from jail of a drug addict who went on to kill two in a hit-and-run.

DA Boudin: ‘We don’t see jail or prison as the only or basic response to crime’

An exclusive interview with the district attorney after a year in what has been an immensely challenging job.

Why it matters that Boudin is charging a cop with manslaughter

The DA's unprecedented decision sends a message that the police can't kill people with impunity.

Supes panel rejects Breed’s Police Commission picks

With the ongoing outrage over police shootings as a backdrop, the Board of Supes Rules Committee today rejected two candidates Mayor London Breed had nominated to the Police Commission. The...

Latest person caught up in scandal was a major political player

Another major player in San Francisco politics in in serious trouble in the ever-widening City Hall scandal. Rodrigo Santos, an ally of former mayors Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, and Ed...

Terence Hallinan, rebel and advocate for the oppressed

Terence Hallinan died Jan. 17, and in death got a lot more positive press than he ever did in life. The Chron ran a nice obit. The Examiner published a...

DA deal? D5 money … and will an 11-year EIR ever die?

There are really only two questions for George Gascon at this point: Did he cut a deal with the mayor (and everyone knows Gascon is not close to London...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...

Eviction, elder abuse, and homelessness

“I am being evicted from the home I was evicted to. I don’t know where to go now. I want to come back to Oakland, but if I do...

DA candidate wants to pursue wrongful convictions

Two thousand, four hundred thirty-three prisoners. A total of 21,290 years lost. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, that's how many people nationwide have been sentenced for a crime...