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Tagged with: Public Defender

Critics say the DA’s Office is run like the Public Defender’s Office. That’s not true

I work for Chesa Boudin, and I am a fair and balanced prosecutor.

An embarrassment of injustice: Innocent man pleads guilty to crimes he didn’t commit to get out of long prison sentence

José Inez García Zárate was found not guilty of homicide by an SF jury and has spent seven years behind bars. Now he's facing conviction in federal court.

A rousing kickoff for a plan to tax landlords who keep units vacant

More than 150 rally to put an empty-homes tax on the SF ballot.

Breed’s Tenderloin crackdown goes to the supes in high-stakes vote

What is the mayor's actual plan for a neighborhood in crisis, other than more cops? It's hard to figure that out.

Video shows cops beating a man in the Tenderloin who committed no real crime

...while mayor calls for more cops in the Tenderloin and attacks a surveillance ordinance for no good reason.

An SF courtroom veteran says the Chron is missing the point (and the facts) on Boudin

Another Sunday, another rotten Heather Knight column—and a response by a public defender who knows how the system actually works.

Should SF ban the no-knock warrants that lead to Breonna Taylor’s death?

Plus: Juvenile justice, small-business rent relief, and a 'beach-to-the-Bay' bike path. That's The Agenda for Sept. 20-26.

New rules on search warrants moving forward with little public input

The public defender wasn't consulted. The DA wasn't consulted. But the Police Commission wants a major policy change—now.

The data supports Chesa Boudin’s record: Why doesn’t the media tell us that?

Boudin is charging cases at the same rate as other local DAs. He has increased prosecutions of sexual assault cases. But the "balanced" Chron misses the point.

Supes panel appoints three community-based progressives to redistricting panel

Move will counter the Elections Commission's appointments, all of whom are allies of the mayor, in what could be a major gerrymandering fight.