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.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7681717: Chiu wants to create law for party promoters
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Party-promoters-may-have-to-register-with-city-103505709.html: Party promoters may have to register with city
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Hip-hop-booted-from-salsa-club-after-shooting-105410838.html: Hip-hop booted from salsa club after shooting
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.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SFPD-putting-crime-data-to-use-101776098.html: SFPD putting crime data to use
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.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Crime-spike-has-Castro-district-wary-100504259.html: Crime spike has Castro district wary
The 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.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/21/BAL714RIVB.DTL: SFPD Chief Fong's exit comes at crucial time
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/21/MNB914S34V.DTL: S.F. police chief praised for her integrity
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/21/MNIQ14SD1J.DTL: Outsider or insider to replace S.F. chief?
http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_11286515: San Anselmo resident possible candidate for San Francisco police chief
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Rumors_swirl_over_Fong_successor.html: Rumors swirl over Fong successor
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/23/EDIU14TC2K.DTL: An opportunity to reform SFPD
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/SFPD_needs_new_chief_that_strengthens_department.html: SFPD needs new chief that strengthens department
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/02/MNEN1515TC.DTL: S.F. struggles to stop, solve killings
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/01/02/state/n060324S32.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. officials working to cut down on homicides
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/All_eyes_on_police_in_09.html: All eyes on police in ’09
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/why-did-sf-have-among-highest-increases-in-larceny-in-the-state-in-early-2013/Content?oid=2841407: Why did SF have among highest increases in larceny in the state in early 2013?
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.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2008-12-17/news/no-sanctuary/: No Sanctuary
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.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/07/BAS914IPK5.DTL: Anatomy of a tragedy
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.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/MNLL13L0CL.DTL: S.F. gang injunction zone controversial
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Gang-member-first-convicted-under-citys-injunction-policy38977744.html: Gang member first convicted under city’s injunction policy
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-moves-to-monitor-two-more-gangs-100098679.html: City moves to monitor two more gangs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/08/06/MNEU1EPEUN.DTL: S.F. seeks injunction against Vis Valley gangs