Stories about Police

Behind Ferguson’s Unrest: Failed US Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap

By Andre Shashaty Aug. 18, 2014 -- On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed...

Tom’s Town: What’s up with the Democratic Party?

By Tom Temprano It’s been more than a month since my last Tom’s Town, and needless to say we have quite a bit to catch...

On Michael Brown, Sketch Factor, and Finding a Safe Way Home

By Julia Carrie Wong There is a deep and disturbing dissonance between the Ferguson Police Department’s demands that protestors “Just go home,” and the reality...

Realty office people respond badly to modest tenant demonstration

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 12, 2014 -- A few moments after tenant activist Erin McElroy stepped out of a Vanguard Properties office on Mission Street...

Is Chiu a key to DCCC vote on anti-speculation tax?

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 12, 2014 -- The fate of a ballot measure to curtail real-estate speculation in San Francisco could come down to a...

Who’s going to enforce the new Airbnb law? Because nobody is doing it now

By Tim Redmond AUG. 5, 2014 -- The biggest issue for the San Francisco Planning Commission Thursday might lurk in the weeds behind all of...

We’re taking a short summer break

By Tim Redmond 48hills is taking a short summer vacation break. Since we’re such a small operation, with minimal staff, the only way we (well,...

Airbnb rebrands neoliberal bullshit as genitalia-shaped bullshit

By Julia Carrie Wong JULY 16, 2014 -- Corporate branding is always bullshit, but tech industry branding is a special breed of bullshit, if for...

We have no privacy — but Facebook and Google do

By Tim Redmond JULY 3, 2104 -- I love Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. It’s a trade association for people who want to try to...

The Gay Shame 3 are out — and questioning Kink.com’s version of events

By Tim Redmond JULY 3, 2014 -- The three queer activists who spent time in jail after a protest over a "prison fantasy" party have...