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News, The Snitch S.F. DA Promises To Come To Assaulted Cyclist's Aid

S.F. DA Promises To Come To Assaulted Cyclist's Aid

Randall Dietel is a local cyclist, bent on enforcing the rules of the road at any cost. And he might just have an ally in the city’s top prosecutor. On Tuesday, the same day as the vigil ride for…
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News, The Snitch Did Gurbaksh Chahal Buy a Posse (From a San Jose Sikh Temple)?

Did Gurbaksh Chahal Buy a Posse (From a San Jose Sikh Temple)?

Beleaguered social media-friendly tech CEO Gurbaksh "G" Chahal was in court on Friday to answer charges that he violated the terms of his probation for a 2014 domestic violence charge a few months after it was imposed. (The alleged…
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News, The Snitch Is This Disgraced Tech CEO the Facebook Enemy of District Attorney George Gascon?

Is This Disgraced Tech CEO the Facebook Enemy of District Attorney George Gascon?

Gurbaksh Chahal (pictured) has a major beef with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. It all started somewhere around the time Chahal, then the 31-year-old CEO of digital advertising firm RadiumOne, worth over $100 million, and the kind of guy…
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News, The Snitch Hooray: More Racist, Homophobic Texts Between SFPD Cops Unearthed

Hooray: More Racist, Homophobic Texts Between SFPD Cops Unearthed

You may recall the choice language used by some San Francisco police officers when exchanging text messages — you know, the ones where cops agreed that "all niggers should fucking hang" and "White power" were things to say. ("Ask…
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News, The Snitch Criminal Charges For S.F. Deputy Sheriffs Accused of Staging Jail Fights

Criminal Charges For S.F. Deputy Sheriffs Accused of Staging Jail Fights

Two current San Francisco sheriff's deputies and one ex-deputy — fired from the department after allegedly staging Fight Club-style "gladiator" battles between inmates at the S.F. County Jail — were charged with crimes by District Attorney George Gascón on Tuesday.…
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News, The Snitch George Gascón, Uninterested in Making Friends, Forms "Corruption Task Force" with FBI

George Gascón, Uninterested in Making Friends, Forms "Corruption Task Force" with FBI

Federal law enforcement likes nothing more than bringing down a corrupt politician. That's one reason why the FBI spent over $1 million wining and dining convicted Chinatown mobster and murder-for-hire organizer Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, and why a case…
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News, The Snitch Department of Justice to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

Department of Justice to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

Last week, District Attorney George Gascón sent a scathing letter to Mayor Ed Lee, accusing the latter of not being committed to police reform, and also calling out police Chief Greg Suhr for not cooperating with Gascón’s blue ribbon…
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News, The Snitch D.A. Blasts Mayor Lee and Police Chief Suhr For Not Cooperating With Misconduct Investigation

D.A. Blasts Mayor Lee and Police Chief Suhr For Not Cooperating With Misconduct Investigation

You’re not serious about addressing police misconduct or reforming police department culture. That’s the gist of a Jan. 28 letter that District Attorney George Gascón sent to Mayor Ed Lee.  As the Examiner reports, Gascón wants to know why,…
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News, The Snitch Mustachioed Critical Mass Cyclist Pleads Not Guilty to Zipcar Attack

Mustachioed Critical Mass Cyclist Pleads Not Guilty to Zipcar Attack

Hespelt, 39, faces four felony charges for the now…
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News, The Snitch Willie Brown on the Defensive, Denies Offering to Make Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Willie Brown on the Defensive, Denies Offering to Make Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Former Mayor Willie Brown is on the defensive following yesterday’s bombshell story in The Wall Street Journal alleging that he offered to make a tech CEO’s domestic violence charges “go away” for $1 million. According to WSJ, Gurbaksh Chahal, founder…
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News, The Snitch District Attorney Blasts Bicyclist who Attacked Zipcar During Critical Mass

District Attorney Blasts Bicyclist who Attacked Zipcar During Critical Mass

On Aug. 28, Hespelt…
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News, The Snitch Willie Brown Reportedly Offered to Help Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Willie Brown Reportedly Offered to Help Tech CEO's Domestic Violence Charges "Go Away" for $1 Million

Former mayor and current San Francisco Chronicle columnist Willie Brown offered to help 45 felony domestic violence charges against a tech CEO "go away" for $1 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.  In 2013, the founder and then-CEO of tech…
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News, The Snitch Three Judges to Join Task Force Investigating Bias in SF Policing

Three Judges to Join Task Force Investigating Bias in SF Policing

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is adding three judges to the blue ribbon task force investigating bias within the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The task force was established in the wake of revelations about…
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News, The Snitch City Sues Uber, Settles with Lyft

City Sues Uber, Settles with Lyft

Read all the legal documents — see below. In a joint press conference with Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, her San Francisco counterpart, George Gascón, today announced a lawsuit against $40 billion "startup" Uber — and a settlement with…
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News, The Snitch Kill-Switch Bill Signed into Law

Kill-Switch Bill Signed into Law

California became the second state to install mandatory theft-deterring technology in all smartphones today, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a kill-switch bill into law.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), faced staunch opposition from cellphone service providers and…
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News, The Snitch State Assembly Passes Leno's Kill-Switch Bill  (Update)

State Assembly Passes Leno's Kill-Switch Bill (Update)

Update, Thursday, Aug. 7, 10:12 a.m.: The state assembly passed Mark Leno's kill-switch bill this morning. It will return to the Senate for a concurrence vote before heading to Governor Brown's desk. Bolstered by a new Creighton University study…
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News, Feature Jail To-Go: Ankle Bracelets Could be the Next Great Law Enforcement Tool, if the City Doesn't Get Defeated by Data

Jail To-Go: Ankle Bracelets Could be the Next Great Law Enforcement Tool, if the City Doesn't Get Defeated by Data

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow — a local B-list celebrity, fawning mafiosi, and convicted murder-conspirator and drug-runner — wore a court-ordered ankle bracelet for years while allegedly running a $2.29 million money-laundering fiefdom in Chinatown. During that time, he curried favor…
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News, Feature The Life of a Stolen Phone: For the Smartphone Industry, Theft Is a Part of the Business Model

The Life of a Stolen Phone: For the Smartphone Industry, Theft Is a Part of the Business Model

Alex had a gnawing, uneasy feeling when he boarded the last BART train from San Francisco International Airport, on the way home from a business trip in 2012. The station was dead empty. The 33-year-old risk-management consultant was alone, shuttling…
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News, Chem Tales Skin in the Game: Richard Branson Declares America's  War on Drugs Racist

Skin in the Game: Richard Branson Declares America's War on Drugs Racist

On his way to outer space, Sir Richard Branson is taking a detour. The magnetic billionaire with the electric smile rerouted from his mission to put people in orbit for a trip to San Francisco last week. On a stage…
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News, The Snitch Realignment: S.F. Praised For Absorbing State Inmates, Yet Crime Is on the Rise

Realignment: S.F. Praised For Absorbing State Inmates, Yet Crime Is on the Rise

In a town with a reputation for rebel prosecutors, District Attorney George Gascón stands out. Locals would never confuse San Francisco's chief prosecutor -- the longtime cop, former chief of police, and former Republican -- with progressive predecessors like Terence…
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