Study: Shocking Racial Disparities in San Francisco Courts

June 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in Crime, News

Comment on the Charleston Massacre

June 21, 2015 | No Comments

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.

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Eliana Lopez’s Voice No Longer Silent in ‘What is the Scandal?’

May 30, 2015 | 3 Comments

Eliana Lopez, the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, presented her new play ‘What Is the Scandal? / ¿Cuál es el Escándalo?’ to an ovation-standing audience of media professionals Thursday.

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Body Politic: Amy Farah Weiss’ ‘What If …’ Campaign for SF Mayor

May 29, 2015 | 12 Comments

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.

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Iranyi Publishes Book of Pre-Earthquake Arg-E-Bam Photos

May 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

The ruined, historic city of Bam is located in southeastern Iran. It is made entirely of mud bricks, clay, straw, and the trunks of palm trees. The city was originally founded during the Sassanian period (224-637) and while some of the surviving structures date from before the 12th century, most of what remains today dates to the Safavid period (1502-1722).

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The Body Politic is Back!

May 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Kamala Harris operatives at the Anaheim Convention Center were practically giddy on Saturday as video clips of U.S. Senate campaign rival Loretta Sanchez’s “war cry” gaffe began to flit from phone to phone.

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Mirkarimi Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign for Sheriff

May 17, 2015 | 23 Comments

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.

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