Holly McDede

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When you think of the tools in a police officer’s toolkit, you probably think of devices like handcuffs, pepper spray, and stun guns. But there’s another device that you probably haven’t heard of. It’s called the WRAP. 

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For years, activists have been pushing for a community-led police commission to keep tabs on the Oakland Police Department. The Department’s involvement in a recent sexual misconduct scandal has brought the need for increased oversight into sharp focus.

Prop G is about police accountability in San Francisco. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report that said the San Francisco Police Department is biased against African-Americans and that officers lacked accountability.

Both supporters and opponents of capital punishment agree that California’s death penalty has major issues.

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If you’ve moved to California recently, you might not realize its one of 30 states with the death penalty—because, these days, no one’s being executed. This November, voters will decide if they want to speed up the death penalty appeals process...or get rid of the death penalty altogether. 

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When Stanford student Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in prison for sexual assault, lots of people thought he deserved a longer sentence. They saw a white, college athlete let off the hook.

 

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Finding a new police chief can be complicated. Just ask San Francisco.

Activists, politicians, and police union members all have opinions about who should replace former chief Greg Suhr, who resigned under pressure after activists protested several officer involved shootings.

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This story originally aired in December of 2015.

Earlier this month, demonstrators around the Bay Area gathered to protest against the police killings of two African American men: Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. 

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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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Last month, Jessica Williams, a 29-year-old black woman, was shot and killed by a single bullet fired by a police sergeant in San Francisco’s Bayview District. William’s death reportedly marked the 21st fatal officer involved shooting under former Chief Greg Suhr’s watch.

 

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Think it’s hard to find affordable housing in Silicon Valley? Imagine what it’s like to try to find an affordable place to put an entire homeless shelter.

 

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There’s been a 45 percent increase in mental health-related calls to BART police since 2011. When officers don’t know what to do, they call Armando Sandoval.

The San Francisco Public Library.

 

In the Berkeley Public Library last year, Board of Trustees Meetings were packed with library users who showed up to defend the library’s books.

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Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

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Goodbye Black Oaks

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Book thieves are at large

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A new bookstore on Telegraph Avenue

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A thoughtful book on a controversial health issue

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Coloring books!

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The Chronicle has put together a selection of favorite books, chosen by writers. Pick up one of these books and maybe you’ll become a famous writer, too (if you’re not already, obviously).

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Street protests and town hall meetings swiftly followed the shooting death  by police last week of 26-year-old Mario Woods in San Francisco’s Bayview district.

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The overpass dance floor fan club

For JaVonne Hatfield, overpasses are the only dance floor necessary.

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