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Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Dishing on D10

Dee SniderResidents and others gathered in D10 on Friday to discuss some of the various neighborhoods’ issues, primarily focusing on issues of affordability and crime. Again, I am not too sure what else to say here… so, I present you with an image of glam rock legend and American icon, Dee Snider.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Burglary spike

water-fountain1The city’s northeastern section has seen a big increase in burglaries this year. Maybe everyone needs to be reporting in a higher register.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Ryan Chamberlain

COURTESY PHOTO - Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II is wanted by the FBI.New details emerge in the Ryan Chamberlain case, although he still remains in jail for further psychological evaluation. Although, I have seen Orange Is The New Black and I am not sure how helpful they will be, but — on the bright side — that show has taught me that there will definitely be some good looking women in there.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014


the-chronicle2To be filed under “it’s the least we could do,” a new bill approved by the State Assembly yesterday would allow courts to expunge prostitution convictions when people are found to be victims of trafficking.  The bill was sponsored by Attorney General Kamala Harris and Assembly Member Luis Alejo of Watsonville.  It heads to the Senate.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Cops vs. Campos?

Last month, an officer involved shooting resulted in the death of a Bernal Heights resident. With Supervisor David Campos and the SFPOA now caught up in a war of words on the subject, neighborhood tensions continue to rise.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Keeping kids in school

pee-chee-frontThe Chronicle shares details on the work of the Public Defender’s Office to help keep kids in school and out of prison through the Legal Educational Advocacy Program.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

North Beach Church Scandal

Office chairExaminer reporter Chris Roberts fills us in on the alleged sex scandal at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, and the backstory of the individual being accused. He also sits down with Monsignor James Tarantino to discuss how the priest’s name has been connected to the alleged scandal.

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Crash & Burn

A collision last year between an allegedly intoxicated firefighter and a motorcyclist results in a dozen subpoenas for other members of the department.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Meet Me or Not

yes-no-help-buttonsCity Attorney Dennis Herrera says not so fast to the social network app MeetMe which seems to pop up with “alarming regularity” as a factor in sex crimes against children. Be wary out there, the Internet is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Banning the Box

Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors passed legislation to ban employers from asking applicants about their arrest or conviction record until they’ve at least had an interview.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Banning the Box

Ex-convicts looking for a clean slate may get their wish through new legislation from Supervisors Jane Kim and Malia Cohen. The proposal would ban a box on job applications that ask whether or not you’ve been convicted of a crime.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Gender Reassignment

The Chronicle reports on the revival of a lawsuit by jailhouse guards challenging a city decision to remove male deputies from the women’s jail.

Friday, November 29th, 2013

More cameras

As controversy swirls around a fight between police officers and residents of Valencia Gardens, the Chief of Police is requesting that officers be equipped with more cameras.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

This Cracks Me Up

So, maybe DPH supported giving out free crack pipes? Maybe it would keep people more safe… or maybe it would be seen solely as the City supporting drug use. I don’t know. I mean, why do people even do drugs? NyQuil is cheap and legal.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Violence Task Force

blank reporters notebook with pencilThe Examiner reports on last week’s news conference where Supervisor Malia Cohen called for a “cease-fire” in District 10 and annouced plans to convene a task force to address violence and shootings in the area. A couple candidates challenging Supervisor Cohen in the upcoming November election also chime in. 

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Trayvon Martin

The Chronicle’s Justin Berton explores the ripple effects of the Trayvon Martin case in Oakland, where many young black males view the case as another example within a pattern of injustice.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Fighting toxic stress

The Examiner describes how San Francisco is thinking outside of the box, and with the help of a $1 million federal grant, is investing in resources to support youth that have suffered adverse childhood experiences.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

credit where credit is due

Mayor Ed Lee honored Muni bus driver Felicia Anderson for her swift, steady action following an on-bus shooting earlier this month. So if you ever needed a reminder to be polite to your bus driver (read: say thank you), this should serve as that reminder.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Crime in the City

Feeling safer these days? Nothing like sorting through arrest and crime data to get your day started, kudos to Chief Suhr for the Casablanca reference.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Cell mates

The Ex reports that while the rest of the nation is experiencing a downward trend in crime, our crime levels are at a five-year high. I know we don’t like to be conformist in the Bay, but c’mon people. Shiny, attractive smartphones are bearing the brunt of the blame, as well as BART which “brings criminals as well as commuters into the City.” Hopefully they’ll invent a way for us to read the news without pulling out our cell phones. Oh well, a guy can dream.

Anyway, why’d the turkey get kicked out of the stadium? He tryptophan!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

That’s My Bike, Punk

bicycleThe City’s bike registry program helped at least one victim of a bike theft get his wheels back; however, the process was a bit tedious, according to today’s Examiner article.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Across the bay…

Following some recent scandals, Port of Oakland employees may soon be facing tighter restrictions on their expense accounts.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

not cool

Transgender individuals in the Mission have been getting attacked and that is not cool. Although, do you really need me to tell you that hate crimes are not cool? It’s kind of like saying “the state of affairs in Cite Soleil, Haiti are not cool.” I mean, duh.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Drug Dilemma

magnifying-glass7Today, the SF Weekly alleges that District Attorney George Gascon’s political position on ending the war on drugs is not being reflected in the prosecution of one long-time addict facing felony charges.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Muni Muggers Beware

Crime as a whole is down on Muni (yay!), but larceny rates on Muni are up (notsoyay!). In reaction to the rise in mostly mobile device related crime, Muni has started a public service campaign that reminds passengers that people still get mugged, and those who flash $600 devices are even more likely to get mugged.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012