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News, The Snitch Turns Out SFPD's Go-To Guy on Gangs is a Bit of Bigot, Too

Turns Out SFPD's Go-To Guy on Gangs is a Bit of Bigot, Too

Sgt. Leonard "Len" Broberg is the San Francisco Police Department's go-to man on gangs. It is testimony from Broberg — an out gay man who, in his spare time, is active in the leather community — that is often…
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News, The Snitch MS-13 Becomes First American-Born Street Gang to Be Marked A "Transnational Criminal Organization" by the Feds

MS-13 Becomes First American-Born Street Gang to Be Marked A "Transnational Criminal Organization" by the Feds

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department officially labeled MS-13 a transnational criminal organization. No other American-born street gang has earned that distinction, which has previously been given to groups like the Yakuza in Japan and the Zetas in Mexico.The classification…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Spreads: State Says 'Hundreds' of Inmates Now Involved

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Spreads: State Says 'Hundreds' of Inmates Now Involved

A hunger strike that began Friday in a high-security unit of the notorious Pelican Bay State Prison has spread to one-third of California's state prisons and now involves hundreds of inmates, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.Department…
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News, The Snitch AG's Office Warns of Gang-and-Drug Armageddon If State Budget Passes

AG's Office Warns of Gang-and-Drug Armageddon If State Budget Passes

As lawmakers prepare to finalize the state budget today, another government agency has joined the chorus of groups declaring that spending cuts in the plan will be disastrous: the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris.Harris, who has been on…
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News, The Snitch MS-13 Gang Members Plead Guilty to RICO Charges Before Upcoming Trial

MS-13 Gang Members Plead Guilty to RICO Charges Before Upcoming Trial

A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member involved in a drive-by shooting pled guilty this week to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder charges. Wilbert "Cypress" Castillo, 29, admitted Tuesday he's been an MS-13 member since 2004.  He confessed that…
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News, The Snitch DA Announces Sweeping Broke Niggas Thievin' Gang Indictment

DA Announces Sweeping Broke Niggas Thievin' Gang Indictment

District Attorney Kamala Harris announced today that 10 members and associates of the notorious Bayview street gang known as Broke Niggas Thievin' have been indicted by a San Francisco criminal grand jury for dozens of felonies, including three murder charges.The…
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News, The Snitch Attorney Says Alleged Bay Riders Bikers Charged in Stabbing Are Not Gang Members

Attorney Says Alleged Bay Riders Bikers Charged in Stabbing Are Not Gang Members

The attorney for one of the three alleged Bay Riders motorcycle gang members charged in a December stabbing says his client is not a Riders member, that the Riders are not a gang, and denies any gang element to the…
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News, The Snitch Clinton, Cows, and Mexifornia: Bay Area News Headlines 8-17-07

Clinton, Cows, and Mexifornia: Bay Area News Headlines 8-17-07

Fuck this week. How brutal could it have gotten? Seriously, this week felt three weeks long, partially becuase so many people are on vacation, rubbing the rest of our noses in it. Here's the news you NEED to know.…
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News, The Snitch I'm A Gang Member: Where Can't I Go?

I'm A Gang Member: Where Can't I Go?

SFist has the potential answer in the form of a handy-dandy map showing color-coded, potential gang injunction zones wherein certain alleged thugs may not gather. Link to SFist Gang Map. By David Downs…
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