Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: San Francisco Police Department

How did the Ocean Beach party happen—and can we prevent another incident?

Why didn't the police shut things down earlier? Sup. Stefani wants criminal investigation; Sup. Mandelman worries about Halloween

The money—and endorsements—in District Five

One of the most interesting elements of the D5 supervisorial campaign is challenger Vallie Brown’s website. Check out the tab that says “endorsements.” Most people running for office make a...

Police union opposes Black Lives Matter posters

The San Francisco Police Commission wants to put Black Lives Matter posters in every police station. Chief Bill Scott supports the idea. Officers for Justice, which represents Black officers,...

PHOTOS: Tenderloin streets filled with trans activists, allies for Courthouse 2 Compton’s march

Honoring the historic Compton's Cafeteria Riot, the trans and sex worker uprising against police which helped launch the contemporary LGBTQ rights movement—and in the wake of both a momentous...

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...

Why so little state money for housing?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing the biggest budget in state history, $220 billion,which is a huge number, and it shows that Newsom, unlike his predecessor, wants to restore some...

Is Mayor Breed planning more homeless sweeps?

A press release from the Mayor’s Office arrived in my inbox two days ago, to wit: Mayor London N. Breed today joined City officials and community partners to launch the...

Latest ballots are trending conservative

The first round of Election-Day vote-by-mail ballots have shown a shift to the conservative side. It’s not as pronounced as the first-round VBM, but the 16,000 votes counted today...

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Let's keep this short because there's a lot to do and see, obviously! Proclamations of the SF arts scene's demise—despite the continued hounding of artists and...