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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Tagged with: Public Defender

Supes delay SFPD spy policy after alarming presentation by Chief Scott

'There are cameras on every block' and SFPD wants to access them just because they think there might a crime at some point.

Breed names Jenkins as new DA; now will the media hold her accountable?

Let's see if a 'tough-on-crime' prosecutor gets a pass from the critics who hounded Chesa Boudin.

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.