Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: John Hamasaki

A new approach to homelessness

Advocates release plan that involves taking primary response to calls away from the police.

New leadership at Police Commission

After vice president who refused to put key reform items on the agenda abruptly quits, there's an opportunity for change.

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Police union opposes Black Lives Matter posters

The San Francisco Police Commission wants to put Black Lives Matter posters in every police station. Chief Bill Scott supports the idea. Officers for Justice, which represents Black officers,...

The Agenda: Why isn’t the Police Commission meeting?

Two members of the SF Police Commission are asking Mayor London Breed to allow the panel to start meeting again – and it’s past due. The mayor’s Shelter-in-Place order bars...

Police commission defies Sunshine Task Force and refuses new vote on Tasers

“We were literally locked out of City Hall.” That’s how community activist Magick Altman described the November 3, 2017 San Francisco Police Commission vote to allow officers to use Tasers. It...

Supes approve memorial for Alex Nieto

The Police Officers Association lost a significant vote today, further isolating the organization from the mainstream of San Francisco politics. Despite an effort by Sup. Mark Farrell, the Board of...

The next police commissioner

The Board of Supes Rules Committee, on a 2-1 vote, sent the full board a recommendation that law professor and immigration-rights lawyer Bill Ong Hing be appointed to the...