Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Mario Woods

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

My poor puppy hates the fireworks. They’re loud and unpredictable. There are many theories, some of them pretty out there, as to why so many explosions are happening this...

Breed’s choices on cops and homeless face challenges

The full Board of Supes will decide Tuesday/8 whether to reject Mayor London Breed’s two nominees to the Police Commission. The vote will come as protesters all over the world...

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...

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...

DA candidate calls for reshaping criminal justice system

San Francisco District Attorney candidate and Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin stood alongside criminal justice reform advocates today to announce a racial bias policy that he said would fundamentally...

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

Jerry Brown is poised to leave office with 740 people on death row and 130,000 others in state prisons, 70 percent of them Black or Latino. More than 27,000...

Police Commission meets behind closed doors on Tasers

The Police Commission went into closed session to discuss Taser policy as a labor issue Wednesday, just a week after the defeat of Proposition H, the ballot measure backed...

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...

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

Editor’s note: As the candidates for mayor discuss law enforcement, police accountability, and the future of the SFPD, it’s worth looking back at how the last mayor handled those...

No justice, no deal: Time for a better contract with the police union

Two years after the city formally committed itself to police reform, we have almost bupkis to show for it. The reason? The San Francisco Police Officers' Association, the single,...