Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Tasers

Campaign trail: Kim ad attacks Wiener bill

On the eve of the first hearing on SB 827, Sup. Jane Kim released an ad directly taking on the billand linking her campaign even more directly to an...

Campaign trail: DCCC backs Leno and Kim

The Democratic County Central Committee Wednesday night voted to endorse Mark Leno and Sup. Jane Kim for mayor, leaving the third spot vacant after Sup. London Breed said she...

Can the police contract be a vehicle for reform?

The role of the San Francisco Police Officers Association in blocking reform is increasingly becoming a focus among police-accountability activists -- and the POA is under unprecedented scrutiny. At a...

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...

Supes to vote on Wiener upzoning bill, Police Commission to vote on Taser initiative …

THE AGENDA There is good news every once in a while. The Planning Commission last week rejected, on a 7-0 vote, an application to allow the owners who evicted...

No justice, no deal: Time for a better contract with the police union

Two years after the city formally committed itself to police reform, we have almost bupkis to show for it. The reason? The San Francisco Police Officers' Association, the single,...

Explosive debate finally shows the candidates as they are

The best and most revealing mayoral debate so far – because it was an actual debate – took place last week at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club. (Thanks to...

Campaign trail: Kim gets progressive endorsements, Breed wants Tasers …

While Mark Leno is getting a lot of press attention for his campaign, and a growing number of organizations are doing a ranked-choice strategy of dual-endorsements, the three politicians...

Progressive debate offers a bit of candidate clarity

What a difference two weeks and a different venue makes. The three leading candidates for mayor all said they supported, more or less, Sen. Scott Wiener’s housing bill that would...