Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: Police Killings

Uber, Lyft drivers take message to CEO’s house

For longtime Uber and Lyft driver Hector Castellanos, the fight for classification as an employee under AB5 is personal. For eight months after an intensive surgery, Castellano but received...

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...

The rest of the world sees uprisings, not riots

One of Germany's largest dailies ran the headline “This killer cop set America ablaze,” with a photo of the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd. Protests in the...

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...

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...

The Agenda: Standing up to the cops

Tuesday/1is International Workers Day, celebrated in countries around the globe, but not (officially) in the United States. It’s also the day when 48hills celebrates its Fifth (!) Anniversary as...

Frisco Five lead march to Sacto for victims of police violence

Ten people, including members of the Frisco Five hunger strike, set off from the Hall of Justice today on a 14-day march to Sacramento to demand justice for the...

Run for justice: Event raises money for Alex Nieto memorial

More than 100 people gathered -- and ran, and walked, and danced -- atop Bernal Hill Sunday to raise money for the memorial for Alex Nieto, a young man...

The open, festering wound of injustice

Yesterday I was called by the SF Human Rights Commission to receive an award on behalf of the UCSF Do No Harm Coalition for the work we are doing...

She called him ‘Sir’ — as he killed the father of her child

She called him “sir.” The man who shot her boyfriend, in front of her daughter 4 times without being provoked. She called him “sir.” The man who has caused trauma for life. Flashbacks. Panic...