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News, The Snitch Allegations of 'Phantom Voting' in Police Union Election

Allegations of 'Phantom Voting' in Police Union Election

Accusations as to whether "phantom voting" helped San Francisco Police Officer's Association President Gary Delagnes win reelection fairly surfaced today on the blog of outspoken former cop Andrew Cohen.Despite grumblings about the longtime union president, Delagnes managed to beat out…
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News, The Snitch Negotiator Recalls Talking Jumper Down From Lefty O'Doul Bridge

Negotiator Recalls Talking Jumper Down From Lefty O'Doul Bridge

In Sergeant Carl T's world, there are three kinds of jumpers: The ones who are going to do it no matter what, the ones who are despondent and you just need to start talking to them, and ... the other…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Hasn't Made Friends With S.F. Cops -- But That May Not Cost Her in the End

Kamala Harris Hasn't Made Friends With S.F. Cops -- But That May Not Cost Her in the End

In many American towns, the debate over the merits of Chevy or Ford pickup trucks is no laughing matter. In a nerdier milieu -- one less likely to cause a bar fight at least -- Apple and PC partisans snipe…
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Cops: S.F. Policies Would Likely Have Prevented BART's Glass-Shattering Incident Here

While being tossed through a plate-glass window is a staple of the action movie genre, it is less pleasant -- or common -- in reality. So when a BART police officer was caught over the weekend at West Oakland…
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Music, BeatBox Catching the Dub Bug

Catching the Dub Bug

For dub disciples, the Bug is aural nirvana. On soon-to-be-released album London Zoo, haunting melodica clashes with sampled helicopter rotors over a deliberate, bassy rhythm. Slow, chanting vocals and Space Invader effects weave throughout the mix, while aggressive toasting contrasts…
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Dub Warriors

At the millennium, if musical scholars convene to discuss the past hundred years, they'll be faced with the most turbulent and ebullient period in history. From Stravinsky's rhythmical advances in "The Rites of Spring" to jazz drummer Art Blakey's polyrhythmic…
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