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News, Feature Hiding in Plain Sight: A Homicide Suspect Spent Four Years on the Lam

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Homicide Suspect Spent Four Years on the Lam

Illustration by Yuko Shimizu POP-POP-POP-POP-POP. There were glass shards in the street, murdered family members in the car, sirens in the distance growing louder. The car with the gunman peeled off. Twenty minutes earlier, that car was parked outside…
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News, Feature A Rat's Life: MS-13 Snitches Run Wild While Turning State's Evidence

A Rat's Life: MS-13 Snitches Run Wild While Turning State's Evidence

Illustration by Graham Smith The MS-13 gangster leans toward a Plexiglas window in the Glenn E. Dyer Jail in downtown Oakland, speaking loudly over the desperate sounds of a man roaring and beating on the wall a few rooms…
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Feds complain that S.F.'s sanctuary city policies impeded investigation of Latino gang

Last October, federal and local officials including U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello and then–San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong summoned the press to boast about how interagency cooperation had netted a sweeping indictment against 29 members of the violent MS-13 gang.…
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List: How to tell if you're living next to a marijuana grow house

According to the SFPD, neighborhood tips have contributed to the busts of marijuana grow houses in the Sunset. How do you know you're living next to a growing house? • You Yelped it. • Telephone poles covered in resin •…
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