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Tag: Policing

The bad narrative of ‘bad choices’

It's an easy way to look away and blame homelessness on poor people.

Exposing the toxic crisis at Treasure Island

Plus: Will the Police Commission finally pass reforms -- and will it matter? That's The Agenda for Feb. 8-14

Gunman disrupts protest—but community group de-escalates without the cops

Activists say the incident shows why defunding the police is possible.

Jamaica Hampton allies call for mercy

Should a man shot and permanently disabled by cops also be facing criminal charges?

How do we think about 2020?

And have we learned any lessons that will make for a better 2021?

The year in homeless policy

A few successes and a lot of failures as people on the streets stayed at risk during the pandemic.

Will the cops agree to an acceptable deal by next week?

POA and Mayor's Office still in secret talks with Dec. 1 deadline for final approval of a new contract.

Racist citations for minor offenses criminalize homeless people

New study looks at non-traffic citations, which can lead to arrests for behavior that wealthy white people engage in every day.

Club mogul accused of vigilante homeless sweep says he did nothing wrong

Peter Glikshtern says he called private trash crew to encampment, insists he was justified by city inaction.