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Daily news roundup for Monday, August 24, 2015

Aug 24, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

SF City Attorney Vows to Wipe Out Serial Graffiti Vandal - SF Bay

“City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a civil lawsuit against Cozy Terry on Aug. 14 for allegedly causing close to $54,000 of damage to city property with her graffiti tags.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Mar 19, 2015
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Fire inspectors seek legal action against landlords in Mission // SF Gate"Fire inspectors are seeking legal action against the owners of three apartment buildings in the Mission District for blocking fire escapes and having alarm systems that don’t work.

Human trafficking is the second most profitable criminal enterprise in the world. It's estimated to rake in $32 billion per year after drug trafficking. San Francisco is one of the nation’s trafficking centers.

SFPD starts Twitter account to combat bike theft

Jul 31, 2013

The San Francisco Police Department estimated in a report this year that over 4,000 bicycles were stolen in the city in 2012. Police recovered 864 of those, but only got 142 back to their owners. So one enterprising officer, Matt Friedman, started a Twitter account devoted to bike theft, @SFPDBikeTheft, to help close that gap.

The account, which went live last Friday, puts out stolen bike alerts, pictures of bikes the SFPD has recovered, and tips to prevent getting a bike stolen in the first place.

When we think of policing, we don’t always think about psychology. One is academic; the other, relentlessly real-world. But many police departments, including San Francisco’s, assign patrols based on a psychological theory: The Broken Windows Theory.

A Conversation with SF Police Chief Greg Suhr

Dec 19, 2012

Host Joseph Pace speaks with San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr.  Is violent crime on the rise in San Francisco?  How does crime in different neighborhoods compare?  Are the SFPD's tools, such as the "Bat Computer," making streets safer?  Hear Chief Suhr discuss the challenges and successes of the SFPD.