Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tag: Public Defender

Herrera moves to PUC, giving Breed a chance to appoint a new city attorney

Dramatic move could shake up local politics and impact public policy for years to come.

SFFILM fest spotlights Rita Moreno, Muppets, ‘Lost Landscapes of Oakland’

2021 installment of the super-fest beams from drive-in and laptop, with plenty of star power.

Women of color are not puzzled by the Atlanta killer’s motivation

Racism? Misogyny? Easy access to guns? It’s not one or the other. It’s all of the above.

The Chron wants limits on executive power — in Sacramento

But what about limiting the power of the mayor of SF? The paper has always opposed that.

A huge step to ending the crime of cash bail

State Supreme Court rules that poor people can't be kept behind bars just because they don't have the money to get out.

‘Free Malik’ protest calls for end to private prisons

Activists want Bay View editor released -- and the Geo Group out of California.

New documentary exposes COVID crisis at private SF prison

Adachi Project film shows the inside story of virus outbreaks -- and the Geo Group's failure to contain them.

Editor sues over gag rule at private prison in Tenderloin

Keith Malik Washington, who runs the SF Bay View, was punished for telling a reporter about a COVID outbreak at a halfway house operated by the Geo Group.

Chron rejects comments critical of Boudin editorial

Comments supporting the DA don't seem to violate the paper's standards; why were they blocked?

Jamaica Hampton allies call for mercy

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