Stories about Public Defender

Democratic Party buckles on police reform

Modest resolution from Racial Justice Committee defeated by last-minute "substitution" that only praises the SFPD By Tim Redmond JULY 23, 2105 – Hene Kelly, a longtime...

The Agenda, June 29-July 5: Mark Farrell’s attack on tenant advocates ….

... And why some say San Francisco needs a Housing Commission to deal with the biggest issue in the city By Tim Redmond JUNE 29, 2015...

Sunshine proposal moves forward — but fate is uncertain

Full board and mayor still have to sign off on mandate that all city officials keep public appointment calendars By Richard Knee JUNE 2, 2015 –...

The Mission comes to City Hall

Huge crowd fills the rotunda and demands that the mayor recognize the emergency in the community By Tim Redmond MAY 8, 2015 -- At least 500...

Why have problem cops stayed on the force all these years?

Text messages snare five -- but were these really the only examples? MARCH 17, 2015 – Public Defender Jeff Adachi told reporters today that as...

SF cops arresting lawyers is, sadly, nothing new

30 years ago, the ACLU sued and won a consent decree to prevent exactly what happened to a public defender in January   By Tim Redmond FEBRUARY...

SF risks a bad decision on cops and disability law

ACLU calls on city attorney to drop Supreme Court appeal in police shooting case By Tim Redmond JANUARY 13, 2014 – On Aug. 7, 2008, two...

Tom’s Town: Why were top SF officials so quiet on the police brutality issue?

By Tom Temprano DECEMBER 5, 2014 -- It has been difficult, if not impossible, to focus on anything in the news besides the utterly demoralizing...

The strangest BART Board race ever

  By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 3, 2014 – The Bay Area Rapid Transit District Board of Directors is not one of the more distinguished public agencies...

Tom’s Town: Crazy campaign mailers and endorsement

By Tom Temprano It seems as if entire forests worth of trees have sacrificed their lives to create all of the campaign literature that has...