Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • OccupySF Occupies Vacant Building
    Owned by Catholic Church

    As San Francisco police looked on, as many as two-hundred occupiers entered the vacant building – located at 888 Turk Street – owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

  • Chiu Declares Re-Election Bid

    Chiu Declares Re-Election Bid

    Chiu, 42, was elevated to the Board presidency in January 2009 – the first Taiwanese-American to serve in this capacity – due in large part to an unresolved grudge match between former Supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi. He later drew the ire of Daly and progressives when Chiu voted for then-City Administrator Ed Lee, an establishment pick, over former Sheriff Michael Hennessey, an independent, for interim mayor last year.

  • OccupySF to “Liberate” Vacant Building

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    OccupySF to “Liberate” Vacant Building

    The building location will not be disclosed, organizers say, until OccupySF marchers arrive at the secret location following a 4 pm rally at Union Square. Only a few organizers are aware of the building location, an organizer told Fog City Journal, and stressed the direct action will be non-violent and will not result in property damage.

  • Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman.

    Trayvon Martin Killing:
    Let Investigations Run Their Course

    The Justice Department will determine whether Zimmerman violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which among other things, outlaws major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. The 911 tape indicates Zimmerman may have used the word “coon” when referring to Martin. Martin is Black while Zimmerman’s father is White and his mother is Latino.

  • Judicial Council Pulls Plug on $1.9 Billion Case Management System

    Judicial Council Pulls Plug on $1.9 Billion Case Management System

    The Courts Case Management System (CCMS) is years overdue, 800 percent over budget and still not ready for primetime. Meanwhile, funding was diverted from court operations to pay for the massive cost overruns while the public experienced court closures and long delays in accessing justice.

  • Puerto Rico: The GOP Primary, Latino Vote and Statehood

    There are about 21.5 million Latino voters now eligible to vote in the November 2012 presidential election, with about 60 percent registered to vote compared to 70 percent Black and 74 percent White. If registration drives are successful between now and the election, the number of eligible Latino voters will increase. Latino voters have a chance to influence the outcome for president in at least 24 states.

  • Mirkarimi Defense Files Writ to Overturn Lee’s Suspension

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    Mirkarimi Defense Files Writ to Overturn Lee’s Suspension

    According to Waggoner, “Because Mirkarimi was not sheriff at the time of the alleged misconduct, Lee’s suspension amounts to an abuse of discretion. We are a city and nation of laws, and there is a legal standard that must be followed. By suspending the Sheriff for conduct that occurred before he assumed office and is not directly related to his job duties, Mayor Lee failed to follow the law.”