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News, The Snitch City That Spends Millions Criminalizing Homeless Might Criminalize More Homeless

City That Spends Millions Criminalizing Homeless Might Criminalize More Homeless

Look: San Francisco is rich. It may not necessary feel that way while walking down any number of potholed streets strewn with detritus (and that's a nice euphemism), but S.F. is filthy loaded. We have $9.6 billion in the…
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News, The Snitch SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

In its purest form, journalism is about collecting information and presenting it to the public in an objective manner. The general thinking goes that if journalists stray from this path — if they appear to favor one side over the…
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News, The Snitch After Police Kill Homeless Man, Mayor Ed Lee Declares War On Homeless Camps

After Police Kill Homeless Man, Mayor Ed Lee Declares War On Homeless Camps

Metal temporary fencing, the kind used by police to barricade crowds during a parade or a protest, now blocks part of the sidewalk along 13th Street underneath the US-101 freeway overpass. The temporary fencing is there indefinitely, a semi-permanent improvement…
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News, The Snitch Driven from Tent City, Homeless Camps in Mission Dismantled

Driven from Tent City, Homeless Camps in Mission Dismantled

Homelessness is now one of San Francisco's chief concerns. For weight upon city denizens' minds, the plight of our street people competes only with the high cost of buying a home, according to a recent poll conducted by David Binder…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor: Homelessness is in "State of Emergency" in SF

Supervisor: Homelessness is in "State of Emergency" in SF

Supervisor David Campos says homelessness in San Francisco has reached a state of emergency. He is blaming Mayor Ed Lee for not doing enough to alleviate the problem, while calling on his colleagues on the board to take immediate…
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News, The Snitch BREAKING: City Is Cleaning Out Division Street Homeless Camp

BREAKING: City Is Cleaning Out Division Street Homeless Camp

It's the end of Camp Lee. City Public Works crews are at this minute cleaning out San Francisco's Tent City, the collection of tents and homeless people gathered underneath the US-101 overpass near 13th and Division streets. The demise…
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News, The Snitch The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

Now that the Super Bowl is over (sorry, Panthers fans) and Justin Herman Plaza can return to its usual state, we may ask: How did the city do taking care of the homeless during the big hoopla? Well, a…
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News, The Snitch Busing the Homeless? "Tent City" Homeless May Relocate — to Pier 80

Busing the Homeless? "Tent City" Homeless May Relocate — to Pier 80

When you're living on the street, information is currency. Some homeless folks have phones, sure, but the data they're looking for isn't a quick Googling away. Where eat, where to sleep, and where to score are all important —…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Lee Proposes New City Department Tasked With Ending Homelessness

Mayor Lee Proposes New City Department Tasked With Ending Homelessness

Mayor Ed Lee has a new plan to help get homeless San Franciscans off the street, and it’s the most ambitious in nearly a decade. As SFGate reports, the mayor wants to create a Department on Homelessness (not its…
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News, The Snitch Chronicle Columnist Endorses Harassing Homeless And Forcing Them to Work for Free

Chronicle Columnist Endorses Harassing Homeless And Forcing Them to Work for Free

As the Chronicle's Summer of Shitty Opinions transitions into a Fall of No Compassion, token conservative Debra J. Saunders continues to press her grievance against the beleaguered. Following a late August trip to New York City, Saunders compared her olfactory…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Multiple Mary" and "Invisible Jane": Aerial Dance Addresses San Francisco's Contradictions

"Multiple Mary" and "Invisible Jane": Aerial Dance Addresses San Francisco's Contradictions

Every day the streets of San Francisco reek of the contradictory filth of the burgeoning technopolis of ironically hoodied, moustachioed, nouveau riche youths and the destitute itinerants who crumple their bodies to sleep in the underground corridors of Muni stations.…
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News, The Snitch New Law Targets Camping at City Parks, Which Is Already Illegal

New Law Targets Camping at City Parks, Which Is Already Illegal

Last night, a collection of hardy souls bundled up in their warmest Tahoe-worthy gear and prepared to bed down in hipster playground Dolores Park. It's not clear how many stayed the night, though by midnight posts were still being made…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Transient</em>: Homeless Heroes Save San Francisco From Space Invaders

Transient: Homeless Heroes Save San Francisco From Space Invaders

Transient is like a batshit guy on the street telling you exactly why and how rain is seeded with pore-burrowing nanobots -- one of the craziest things I've seen in a while. It's the debut of Justin "Coro" Kaufman, a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Friday: Two Very Different Takes on Homelessness in San Francisco

Friday: Two Very Different Takes on Homelessness in San Francisco

Homelessness is San Francisco's most vexing problem. No matter how you feel about it, and regardless of whether you're fabulously well-to-do or you've been (or still are) homeless yourself, it appears that the more attention and money that is put…
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News, The Snitch City Finds Homeless Woman Housing -- One Down, Thousands More to Go

City Finds Homeless Woman Housing -- One Down, Thousands More to Go

We already know it's wishful thinking that the city will reach former Mayor Gavin Newsom's pie-in-the-sky idea to end chronic homelessness by 2014 -- for plenty of reasons. But Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius points out that city leaders are trying,…
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News, The Snitch Local Hobos Snub Chris Daly's Bar

Local Hobos Snub Chris Daly's Bar

Yet another reason for Chris Daly to get it on like Donkey Kong: The fellows carrying on day and night outside his bar seem to be getting their drinks from somewhere other than Buck Tavern.Videographer Photorikki posted this video showing…
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News, The Snitch Homeless Campers Exploit City's Jurisdictional Red Tape

Homeless Campers Exploit City's Jurisdictional Red Tape

It's easy to forget you're in San Francisco when hiking Lands End. Located at the city's far northwestern edge, the pristine locale features stunning views, shocking precipices, and nary a reminder that a crowded bus ride brought you here.…
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News, The Snitch Jessica's Law Knocks Sex Offenders Off the Grid

Jessica's Law Knocks Sex Offenders Off the Grid

In 2006 California passed Jessica's Law, with the intent of monitoring and regulating the 67,000 sex offenders who call our state home. Yesterday NPR reported that maybe Jessica's Law kinda, sorta doesn't exactly do what it's supposed to. In fact,…
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News, The Snitch BetterKnowanSFBlog:<em>What I'm Seeing</em>

BetterKnowanSFBlog:What I'm Seeing

Every Tuesday, SF Weekly's news blog The Snitch profiles one of the Bay's many cool blogs in segment we call BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week, we fuck you in the eye with photos. By Tyler Callister This is one of my favorite…
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News, The Snitch Drugs, Booze Cause Homelessness, Says America

Drugs, Booze Cause Homelessness, Says America

Always a hot topic here in San Francisco, homelessness is perceived by most Americans to be getting worse, according to a new poll. This despite HUD statistics showing a decline in chronic homelessness of 12 percent between 2005 and…
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