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News, The Snitch Federal Review of SFPD Won't Be the Sweeping Civil Rights Probe Activists Hoped For

Federal Review of SFPD Won't Be the Sweeping Civil Rights Probe Activists Hoped For

When word got out yesterday that the Department of Justice would review the San Francisco Police Department, activists hoped that meant a sweeping investigation of the SFPD’s pattern of racial bias and civil rights violations, similar to federal probes…
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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 108 Bay Area Lawyers Call on Mayor Ed Lee For Independent Mario Woods Investigation

108 Bay Area Lawyers Call on Mayor Ed Lee For Independent Mario Woods Investigation

More than 100 Bay Area attorneys — criminal defense lawyers as well as plaintiffs' civil litigators — have penned an open letter to Mayor Ed Lee calling for an independent investigation into the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Releases Names of Police Officers who Shot and Killed Mario Woods

SFPD Releases Names of Police Officers who Shot and Killed Mario Woods

The San Francisco Police Department released the names of the officers who fired their weapons at Mario Woods on Dec. 2, killing him. The officers are: Winson Seto, Antonio Santos, Charles August, Nicholas Cuevas and Scott Phillips, according to the…
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News, The Snitch Attorney: New Mario Woods Video Contradicts Police, City Narrative; Lawsuit Filed

Attorney: New Mario Woods Video Contradicts Police, City Narrative; Lawsuit Filed

Retained by the family of Mario Woods, the 26-year old black man shot to death by San Francisco police last week, prominent civil rights attorney John Burris has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco and the…
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News, The Snitch #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down Oakland Whole Foods

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down Oakland Whole Foods

If you live in Oakland and were thinking about some mindful grocery shopping this evening, avoid the Whole Foods — for it is currently shut down. About 100 protesters associated with the #BlackLivesMatter movement have occupied the upscale supermarket…
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News, The Snitch Alejandro Nieto: Family Suing City After SF Cop Fatally Shoots Man Carrying Taser

Alejandro Nieto: Family Suing City After SF Cop Fatally Shoots Man Carrying Taser

The family of Alejandro Nieto, a 28 year-old Bernal Heights man who was fatally shot by an SFPD officer in March, is gearing up to file a lawsuit against the city and its police department. Police officers shot Nieto in…
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News, The Snitch Kenneth Harding: Mother of Teen Who Died Fleeing From Police Sues SFPD

Kenneth Harding: Mother of Teen Who Died Fleeing From Police Sues SFPD

The mother of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding, who was killed while fleeing from police last year, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that her son's civil rights were violated and that he didn't get proper medical care.Harding was shot…
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News, The Snitch Kenneth Harding's Family Retains Attorney, Demands Shooting Records from SFPD

Kenneth Harding's Family Retains Attorney, Demands Shooting Records from SFPD

The family of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding, the Seattle man who died in a gunfire battle with police, has retained high-profile civil rights attorney John Burris and could file a lawsuit. Associate attorney Adante Pointer is demanding that the cops start…
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News, The Snitch Lawsuit: S.F. Cops Beat Oakland Man, Threaten to Hospitalize Him if He Returns to S.F.

Lawsuit: S.F. Cops Beat Oakland Man, Threaten to Hospitalize Him if He Returns to S.F.

San Francisco cops raided a party, bashed a bystander's face on the floor, then took him to jail and told him, "You should stay in Oakland and never come to S.F. again... Next time you come to S.F. I will…
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News, The Snitch Bag the Gag: First Amendment Coalition Joins Defense Attorney in Requesting Nixing of Gag Order in Oscar Grant Case

Bag the Gag: First Amendment Coalition Joins Defense Attorney in Requesting Nixing of Gag Order in Oscar Grant Case

The California First Amendment Coalition yesterday filed a motion in Oakland Superior Court aimed at rescinding the gag order that currently prevents attorneys in the Oscar Grant case -- People v. Mehserle -- from commenting publicly. In a handful of…
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News, The Snitch Oscar Grant's Buddies File $1.5M Worth of Charges Against BART

Oscar Grant's Buddies File $1.5M Worth of Charges Against BART

Five pals of the man shot dead by BART police on New Year's Day have filed a claim accusing the rapid transit system of illegal search and seizure, excessive force, and false arrest and are demanding $1.5 million. The claim…
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Old Rivals

Good ol' lovable Barry Bonds*. So how does the Giants slugger celebrate breaking the most cherished record in all of sports? Why, by hiring himself yet another new lawyer, Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who immediately let the media…
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