Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tag: Homeland Security

A quiet, sweetheart deal for the cops

The Board of Supes will meet in closed session Tuesday/18 to discuss negotiations with city employee unions, and one of the issues on the table is a deal the...

The plutonium of Artificial Intelligence could be coming to a city near you

Of all the tools of mass surveillance deployed by law enforcement, private industry and the federal government, Facial Recognition Technology poses by far the greatest threat to civil liberties,...

Immigrants sue for release from Yuba County and Mesa Verde jails

Thirteen immigrants detained at Mesa Verde Detention Center and Yuba County Jail filed a lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday calling for their immediate release. The plaintiffs ā€”...

The ā€˜Trump Doctrineā€™ is sinking fast

Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White...

Screen Grabs: SF Shorts, Beautiful Boy, Filipino Cine Festival…

SCREEN GRABSĀ While the SF Greek and Arab Film Festivals continue for their second, final weekends (see last weekā€™s column for more details), itā€™s otherwise a pretty uneventful week at...

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Nicole has resorted to storing her wages in an office desk drawer at her place of work after funds she was saving for a rental deposit were garnished from...

Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump — jockeying for power in Syria

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT Russian bombs rained down on towns of southern Syria as an estimated 320,000 civilians fled for their lives. Over the past several weeks tens of thousands walked...

SF appeals court rules against revised ‘Muslim ban’

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of President Donald Trumpā€™s revised travel ban. The original ban,...

A federal program that SF needs to cut

As the Trump government rolls out executive orders against refugees and other immigrants, Bay Area leaders and residents are bracing for possible cuts in federal grants to sanctuary cities....

Sup. Ahsha SafaĆ­ introduces resolution against Trump’s so-called Muslim BanĀ 

District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safai announced his intention to introduce a resolutionĀ opposing President Trump's Muslim ban at Tuesday's board meeting. Safai's resolutionĀ is backed by Mayor Ed Lee and comes at...