African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council.
When African-Americans demonstrated against police brutality and racism in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and Oakland, California, they were called “thugs,” “rioters,” and “hoodlums.” But 21-year old Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, is being referred to as a “lone wolf” and of course, he must be mentally ill.
The San Francisco mayor’s race is turning out to be something of a cake walk for Mayor Ed Lee, with folks like former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Senator Mark Leno deferring from the race.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi officially kicked off his campaign for re-election Wednesday, vowing to build upon the progressive reforms of his predecessor while continuing to advance a progressive criminal justice vision of his own.
Former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin sent a shock wave through the San Francisco political establishment when he announced yesterday his candidacy to retake the District 3 supervisorial seat he previously held for two terms beginning in 2000.
Today, the Irish, the more than 70 million world-wide who claim Irish heritage, and the Irish-for-a-day, will be lifting a pint of Guinness, or something stronger, to toast Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
It’s curious why Americans feel so threatened when the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System reveals no deaths from measles in more than ten years; however, there were at least 108 deaths linked to the measles vaccine.
Much has been made about the shrinking middle class in the United States where the wealthiest 160,000 families own as much as the poorest 145 million families.
Each month Tenderloin Police Station features a citizen who represents the unique flavor of the Tenderloin. This month we interviewed Paul Harkin. Paul has been working at Glide Memorial Church for the last five years.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian will come back to life this Thursday, January 22, with the release of the Guardian-in-Exile Project’s commemorative final print edition, celebrating the defunct newspaper’s 48-year history of “printing the news and raising hell” and discussing what happened and what’s next.
Freedom of expression is a right but it comes with a responsibility.
San Francisco, CA—More than 200 public defenders and allies held a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest today on the steps of San Francisco’s criminal courthouse to show support for racial justice and stand in solidarity with protesters in New York, Ferguson and around the country.
The Senate Torture Report found, among other things, that the CIA misled Congress, the Justice Department and President George W. Bush about the “effectiveness” of torture methods used, including waterboarding, rectal feeding, shackling detainees in painful positions, prolonged sleep deprivation and slamming detainees against walls.
There is a saying that if a prosecutor wants it, the grand jury would indict a ham sandwich. However, in cases involving police shootings, grand juries tend not to indict.
What is puzzling is why the authors of Proposition E chose to have the tax proceeds go to a special fund rather than to the general fund, thus requiring a two-thirds majority to pass.