Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Tasers

Holding the cops — and their union — accountable

When the Rules Committee meets Thursday morning to discuss police use of force, I suspect there will be a lot of focus on policy, which is fine: You have...

The Agenda, Jan. 18-24: Police violence …

The Police Commission hasn’t approved the use of Tasers for SF cops, but the issue is almost certainly going to come up Thursday/21 when the Supervisors Rules Committee holds...

The Agenda: Criminal justice takes center stage

Supes will face critical vote on jail as Campaign 2016 begins By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 14, 2015 – Kimberly Alvarenga, as expected, announced her campaign for District 11 supervisor Friday, with...

Protesters jam Police Commission meeting

Four hours of testimony challenges chief on Bayview shooting By Sara Bloomberg DECEMBER 10, 2015 -- Enough is enough. That was the rallying cry from the community last night during a San...

Mayor suggests that police shooting was avoidable

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 8, 2015 – Mayor Ed Lee strongly suggested today that the police shooting of Mario Woods was avoidable and should never have happened. Instead, he told reporters,...

Dear C.W. Nevius: Please stop attacking homeless people

Words can have consequences. Ugly words can have ugly consequences. By John Elberling AUGUST 31, 2015 -- “Thoughtful, compassionate people have had it,” you declare in your latest Chronicle column broadside...

Why are Mayor Lee’s allies trying to oust a good police commissioner?

By Tim Redmond APRIL 28, 2014 -- I have spent the past week shaking my head and trying to figure out one of those weird mysteries of San Francisco politics:...