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News, Sucka Free City Thrown Under the Bus: Police Blame a 78-Year-Old Cyclist for His Own Death

Thrown Under the Bus: Police Blame a 78-Year-Old Cyclist for His Own Death

Cheng Jin Lai may just be the unluckiest man in all San Francisco. This continues to be the case even after his violent death. In the early morning of Oct. 18, the 78-year-old father of seven was peddling through SOMA…
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News, Go Round and Round: Muni's Reaction to a Preventable Death Reveals its True Self

Go Round and Round: Muni's Reaction to a Preventable Death Reveals its True Self

Strange and terrible things find their way onto your desk when you work for a newspaper. Here's what's on the top of the pile: a press release about how "the Bay Area is dying to love death." It urges older…
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News, Sucka Free City Missing Pieces: Muni Undergoes a Fleetwide Inspection After SF Weekly Investigates a Cyclist's Death

Missing Pieces: Muni Undergoes a Fleetwide Inspection After SF Weekly Investigates a Cyclist's Death

At around 8:45 on the morning of Friday, Oct. 18, 78-year-old Cheng Jin Lai was pedaling his bicycle through SoMa, apparently collecting recyclables. Moments later he was dead. A 27-Bryant bus taking a soft right from 11th Street onto Bryant…
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