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Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Three Square Meals and a Voter Card

The number of potential voters in our local jail could make a difference in some close races this October.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010


Today, the San Francisco Superior Court ruled in favor of City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s effort to curb gang violence in Visitacion Valley.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The latest in the entertainment wars

As Supervisor David Chiu’s legislation requiring party promoters to register with the City, the owners of Cafe Cocomo decide a certain kind of music won’t be served up at their club any more.  In related news, Tupac and Biggie were nonplussed.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Dial H for Help

The Examiner reports that domestic violence calls are on the rise here in San Francisco, begging the question: what can we do to help?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Number crunchers

Borrowing a page from their friends in New York, the San Francisco Police Department is making better use of crime data to help them, well, fight crime.  The department’s new Bay Area Regional Information Crime Center takes a look a where the most criminal behavior is occurring and then beefs up foot patrols in response.  Sounds like a good (if somewhat obvious) plan to me: Better Data + More Cops = Less Crime.

Monday, August 30th, 2010

More than just crime

We learn that the recent acts of violence conducted at a number of popular spots in San Francisco might be taking a toll on our tourism industry.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Castro Crime

Recent violent crimes in the Castro district have some up in arms about why so many people are bearing arms.  While some think this is what’s to be expected from an active community at night, others are saying the violence has gotten out of hand.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Acts of violence

We get an update on what the San Francisco Police Department has discovered about the recent killing of a German tourist which took place earlier this month.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Fighting Crime

ABC 7 reports on stimulus money being sent to the Bay Area to help combat crime.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Glen Park: Safety and Community

Concerned about crime, the merchants and residents of Glen Park band together and hire themselves a calming, reassuring presence to encourage Bad Guys to ply their trade elsewhere.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Case closed?

Citing high case dismissal rates, the Budget and Finance Committee proposes cuts to the Tenderloin’s Community Justice Center, a four month old facility that handles low level crimes.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Sherlocks and time clocks

City homicide detectives are running up against overtime restrictions, and people are worried that murder investigations will suffer.  What to do?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Police presence

SF Weekly takes a look at BART’s plans for an increased police presence following a string of recent incidents on board the trains.  A special thanks to YouTube for their contributions to this story.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Cameras Beware

The Chronicle reports that a new study commissioned by the Board of Supervisors shows that new cameras installed in high crime areas are producing mixed results.

Monday, January 12th, 2009

San Francisco Crime

magnifying-glass7The Examiner reports that in the first half of 2013, larcenies in San Francisco increased by 22 percent – a much higher jump than was reported by any other major city in California. For those who don’t watch Orange Is The New Black, larceny is a theft without violence or the threat of violence. Violent crime reports in San Francisco were also up in the beginning of 2013.

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

It’s Everywhere You Want To Be

The SF Weekly reports that U-visas for non-citizen victims of crimes are being issued with hesitation by the SFPD. After the recent experience of the Juvenile Probation Department in shielding immigrants that eventually went on to commit crimes, some might not blame ‘em.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Police Analyst posted directly to neighborhood station

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

State Of The City

The Chronicle weighs in on the Mayor’s State of the City address.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Matier & Ross

The duo highlights some startling facts related to the recent and tragic murder of a single mother, new athletic fields on Treasure Island, and the Governor’s welcome present to the state’s new crop of legislators.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

But Wait….There’s More

The investigation of the slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey takes a twist with the introduction of a new (and detailed) witness account.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Solving The Case

A recent report shows SF Police have made arrests in only 26 percent of homicide cases this year.

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Homicide Report

The Chronicle reports on a recent study analyzing San Francisco’s homicide rate and gang-related shootings.

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Safety in Numbers… of Police Officers, That Is.

The Examiner reports on efforts being made to keep Mission residents safe from increasing levels of violence in their neighborhood.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Injunction Function

City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed an injunction on Thursday against two rivaling gangs in Visitacion Valley.  While neighbors are hopeful this will reduce graffiti, drive bys, and drug trafficking in their neighborhood, some civil rights activists question the constitutionality of these measures.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Kids And Guns

Examiner reports on two disturbing incidents involving young students bringing weapons to schools.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008