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News, The Snitch Lawsuit Claims S.F. Juvy Guards Beat Young Inmates

Lawsuit Claims S.F. Juvy Guards Beat Young Inmates

A counselor working for the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department claims in a federal lawsuit that guards for years mistreated youthful inmates, then conspired to hide the abuse."There's kicking, beating, all those things, and those are only the things I…
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News, The Snitch Alleged Edwin Ramos Murders Haunt Sonoma Pro-Sanctuary City Candidate

Alleged Edwin Ramos Murders Haunt Sonoma Pro-Sanctuary City Candidate

Edwin Ramos, the man who killed sanctuary cities​ The 2008 slaying of an Excelsior District man and his two sons in San Francisco, allegedly by an illegal immigrant, roiled ill will towards the city's sanctuary city status. But now the…
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News, The Snitch Juvenile Probation Department Sued Over Alleged Pattern of Racism

Juvenile Probation Department Sued Over Alleged Pattern of Racism

Asian and Pacific Islander employees of the city's Juvenile Probation Department filed a class-action lawsuit complaining of a pattern of racial discrimination. The suit, which the employees filed last week without representation by an attorney, claims that hiring, promotion, and…
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Letters to the Editor

Well, Back to the Drawing Board More dirt: OK, so I don't hate the new design, but it looks like SF Weekly got sanitized. At worst it looks like a museum brochure. Take Dog Bites for example. What once looked…
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Networking

Through the Juvenile Probation Department and the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Their Families, S.F. plans to spend $2.7 million this year on 22 community-based organizations (CBOs), at an average rate of $675 per kid per year. The majority…
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Where do Bad Children Go?

Eugene was nearly 18, and headed for up to six years hard time at "gladiator school," also known as the California Youth Authority, after stomping in a police car windshield. Less severe alternatives seemed to have been exhausted by the…
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Custody by Ethnicity

Under the grip of the immigration crackdown and in open defiance of established S.F. policy, the city's Juvenile Probation Department is prohibiting undocumented relatives from taking custody of arrested youths. Critics say the juveniles, mostly held on relatively minor crimes,…
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Payback

The juvenile justice system in San Francisco has been shot through with politics since its inception in the early 1900s. Caught in a left/right cycle of reform and backlash, the system has never been able to find equilibrium. Almost a…
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