Stories about Jeff Adachi

Gascon will step down — but who will step up?

A lot of people in the San Francisco political world were stunned when District Attorney George Gascon announced he would not be running for re-election. I wasn’t. I didn’t know...

Attacking an SF judge for being too ‘soft on crime’

An auto burglary case that, thanks in part to an SF Chron column, has spurred anger among mostly white anti-crime crusaders comes before a Superior Court judge Friday/31 –...

Rally denounces DA’s failure to charge killer cops

A crowd rallied on the steps of the Hall of Justice today to denounce District Attorney George Gascon’s decision not to file charges against the officers involved in two...

Wiener endorses Breed as battle over SB 827 heats up

State Sen. Scott Wiener endorsed Sup. London Breed for mayor today, putting her squarely in the Yimby camp that supports SB 827 – and along the way, putting Wiener...

A challenge to sitting judges — and the secretive judicial system

Judges don’t like elections. That’s been true in San Francisco for decades, and it’s true in most of the rest of the country. The people who sit on the...

Responding to ICE raids: Power, not Panic

We’ve all heard the reports that ICE is planning a series of raids in Northern California. The Trump Administration is now talking about sending subpoenas to public officials in...

Why was Garcia Zarate charged with murder?

There’s only one conclusion I can reach from the outcome of the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate: This case should never have been charged as murder. Maybe it never...

Transportation, housing, criminal justice, and climate change. That’s ….

The national news media still seems to be talking about the relatively minor incidents of violence in Berkeley when the white supremacists came to town last weekend. I have...

Transit, housing, criminal justice and climate change. That’s …

The national news media still seems to be talking about the relatively minor incidents of violence in Berkeley when the white supremacists came to town last weekend. I have...

SF sends the white supremacists packing

San Francisco sent the white supremacists packing today. Joey Gibson cancelled his rally at Crissy Field, saying he was afraid of violence (after the police made it clear that they...