Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Guns

Books: A fun ride through SF and NorCal in the 1980s

I’ve known Daniel Ben-Horin for many years – as  journalist, as the head of Media Alliance way back in the days when I was a young reporter, and as...

From the RNC to Kenosha: racism and death

Two days after a pair of gun-toting white vigilantes got a prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, a gun-toting white vigilante shot and killed two people in...

The horror that is the RNC

I almost couldn’t watch. And I’ve watched a lot of bad politics. The Republican Convention has been something different, a new low beyond the worst of my lifetime as a...

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

The grassroots movement to defund the SF police has made its presence felt this week as hundreds of callers have flooded two supes committee meetings demanding that law-enforcement budgets...

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

The Board of Supes Rules Committee will hold a special meeting Thursday/9 to consider a series of City Charter amendments for the fall ballot that would reform the Department...

Would Walton’s CAREN bill have saved Alex Nieto’s life?

Sup. Shamann Walton has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to call 911 based on racial profiling, and the so-called CAREN act is already getting national attention. The problem...

Defunding the police: There’s big money there

As activists around the country, and here in San Francisco, talk about defunding the police, it’s worth taking a moment to look at exactly how much money this city...

Major police reforms on the agenda for SF supes

The San Francisco supervisors are going to be moving forward with a series of major police reforms, including a ban on pepper spray and rubber bullets, shifting funding from...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

Out of the crate: 6 vinyl re-issues that are pretty damn dope

Before everybody got stuck in the house with their family—spouses, housemates, cats, dogs, hamsters, and rando dude on couch—and became thankful for all the weird food at hand and...