Stories about Tasers

Supes panel rejects Breed’s Police Commission picks

With the ongoing outrage over police shootings as a backdrop, the Board of Supes Rules Committee today rejected two candidates Mayor London Breed had nominated to the Police Commission. The...

Sunshine panel demands action on Police Commission Taser vote

As Sunshine Task Force Chair Bruce Wolfe said the final “aye” at the April 3 meeting, community activist Magick Altman jumped from her seat and threw her fists in...

Police commission defies Sunshine Task Force and refuses new vote on Tasers

“We were literally locked out of City Hall.” That’s how community activist Magick Altman described the November 3, 2017 San Francisco Police Commission vote to allow officers to use Tasers. It...

Supes reject Farrell’s final Police Commission nominee

The Board of Supes decided today to reject outgoing Mayor Mark Farrell’s move to renominate Joe Marshall to the Police Commission. Since Farrell’s previous candidate, Sonia Melara, has withdrawn,...

Police Commission meets behind closed doors on Tasers

The Police Commission went into closed session to discuss Taser policy as a labor issue Wednesday, just a week after the defeat of Proposition H, the ballot measure backed...

Cops again try to interfere with Taser policy and reforms

The Police Officers Association, which just lost overwhelmingly at the ballot box in its effort to equip all cops with Tasers, is still apparently trying to interfere with the...

First results: Breed ahead, Tasers losing, tenants winning

First results, from the mostly conservative absentees: London Breed is ten points ahead in the mayor’s race, but that’s just 7,000 votes. Mark Leno is second, and Jane Kim...

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...

Campaign trail: Leno, Kim issue joint endorsement ad …

For the first time in history, two major San Francisco mayoral candidates are running a serious, all-out ranked-choice voting strategy—and the outcome of the election will test whether that...

The odd ad in the Chron, the mayor and the homeless sweeps ….

I know that good newspapers keep the editorial and ad departments separate. Good publishers don’t tell their editors to favor one store or restaurant – or candidate – because...