Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Racial profiling

Supes call for major cuts in police budget

The Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee moved toward some significant cuts for the Police Department today, with the chair, Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer, proposing that the next...

Berkeley youth march to defund police

On Monday afternoon, more than 100 high-school aged youth marched through Shattuck Avenue and Adeline Street in Berkeley, parading behind a truck blasting “Fuck Tha Police” by N.W.A and...

Would Walton’s CAREN bill have saved Alex Nieto’s life?

Sup. Shamann Walton has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to call 911 based on racial profiling, and the so-called CAREN act is already getting national attention. The problem...

The plutonium of Artificial Intelligence could be coming to a city near you

Of all the tools of mass surveillance deployed by law enforcement, private industry and the federal government, Facial Recognition Technology poses by far the greatest threat to civil liberties,...

Interrupting racial profiling in San Francisco

You’re waiting for a friend outside her apartment building. Or double checking the security camera in front of your business. Or distributing door hangers that encourage voters to get to the...

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

On Saturday afternoon, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared for MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Julián Castro,...

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

I will stipulate that the BART Station at 16thStreet is dirty. But it seems a bit of a stretch to say that because of that problem, San Francisco’s entire...

The new POA leader: Same as the old boss

The Police Officers Association, which has been the largest obstacle to reforming the department, appears to be in a bit of turmoil as the head of the union just...

Police accountability groups make POA contract an issue for supes, Farrell

Labor battles in San Francisco are typically about wages, benefits, and staffing. In tough years, City Hall tries to make cuts, and the unions fight back. Of late, public...

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

Editor’s note: As the candidates for mayor discuss law enforcement, police accountability, and the future of the SFPD, it’s worth looking back at how the last mayor handled those...