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Andy Bosselman

In the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the San Francisco Police Department may be preventing injection drug users from getting clean needles. That could violate the department’s own guidelines — and have deadly consequences.

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Even in sanctuary cities, undocumented immigrants aren’t always safe from being handed over to ICE agents. In fact, it's happened right here in the well-known sanctuary city of San Francisco.

Andy Bosselman

 

UPS workers returned to the distribution facility this morning, a day after 38-year-old driver Jimmy Lam shot and killed three coworkers before turning the gun on himself.

Ben Trefny

When William Scott was sworn in to lead San Francisco’s police department in January, he became a rare chief for the city —one hired from outside the ranks.

Daily news roundup for Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016
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Daily news roundup for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

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Mayor Lee put on public display over SF police reforms - San Francisco Examiner

“With beefed up security at City Hall and a room full of protesters, Mayor Ed Lee was taken to task Tuesday by members of the Board of Supervisors who sought answers for how San Francisco will address a beleaguered police department.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016
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SFPD unaccountable, uses ‘stop and frisk,’ D.A.’s panel says // SF Gate

 

Yesterday afternoon protesters marched to San Francisco’s City Hall demanding an end to police brutality and rampant racial bias.

 

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On the May 4th edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the Frisco Five hunger strike. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016
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San Francisco police chief releases officers' racist texts // New York Times

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
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BART police want to read your license plate // East Bay Times

"BART police have quietly purchased and installed two automatic license plate readers at the MacArthur station and hope to launch a pilot program with the aim of eventually installing the technology at every station.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
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San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen // New York Times

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apr 12, 2016
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Yahoo: Why would Daily Mail or anyone else buy net firm? // BBC News

“Recently, there have been more stories about Yahoo shutting bits of its business than celebrating successes.

“The firm's own internet services are now valued to be worth a fraction of its stake in the e-commerce giant Alibaba.”

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Kevin Jones

This isn’t the story of another police shooting. It’s the story of what happens after a police shooting. Especially one in particular.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Apr 6, 2016
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Oakland OKs proposal to pause rent increases // SF Gate

“The Oakland City Council voted unanimously early Wednesday to impose a controversial 90-day moratorium on rent increases, during a meeting that lasted past midnight.

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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.

Jeremy Dalmas

 

Before the third meeting of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement even began, it was easy to see evidence of the strained relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and the community they serve.

Shipra Shukla

On February 18th, Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from The Swedish American Hall in San Francisco.  Joining W. Kamau Bell were feminist culture critic Lindy West, top Bay Area comic Kaseem Bentley, cheap living expert Broke-Ass Stuart, and San Francisco police officer Yulanda Williams. Plus, original music from rapper-comedian Zach Sherwin!

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In the next two weeks, more than one million people will flood into the Bay Area to celebrate Super Bowl 50.

 

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SFPD shooting study hasn’t stopped incidents // SF Examiner

"The last time the San Francisco Police Department studied police shootings in The City, it found the department needed to find less lethal tools and training to ensure fewer incidents escalate into shootings."

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SFPD officers shoot, kill man in Bayview // SF Examiner

Blackmail, My Love, is a noir murder-mystery novel set in San Francisco, 1951 - "The Dark Ages of Queerdom," as author and illustrator Katie Gilmartin puts it - when cops raided gay and lesbian bars, beat up their patrons, and demanded "protection" money, and when lesbians and gay men were so afraid of exposure they were easy blackmail targets. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, November 5, 2015

Nov 5, 2015
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California revs up for Paris climate-change summit // LA Times

"In the wonky world of climate change, California’s presence at the United Nations summit in Paris next month is expected to be a star-studded affair.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015
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Major expansion approved for Bay Area Bike Share // SF Examiner

Julie Caine

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.

Your Call: Should police wear body cameras?

Feb 4, 2015