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News, The Snitch Will Arizona Boycott Keep Tasers Out of San Francisco?

Will Arizona Boycott Keep Tasers Out of San Francisco?

In Police Chief George Gascon's rush to arm cops with Tasers, he seems to have forgotten one important thing: The company that manufactures Taser weapons is squarely located in Arizona. And the Grand Canyon State is a place San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Can San Francisco Narcotics Cops Play 'Mr. Wizard?'

Can San Francisco Narcotics Cops Play 'Mr. Wizard?'

With San Francisco crime lab tech Deborah Madden accused of going Scarface with the lab's coke stash, the police now are going to try their hand at Mr. Wizard. Backing up: Since the crime lab's narcotics unit has gone dark…
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Alleged 7-11 Robber Arrested; May Also Have Held Up Chez Maman Restaurant

View Larger Map KTVU is reporting that the same pair of gunmen who pulled off a restaurant-invasion robbery of Potrero Hill's Chez Maman last night -- setting off a firestorm of Tweeting -- may also have robbed a 7-11 on…
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News, The Snitch Support Your Local Police: Cops Ask Permission to Accept Key Chains and Pistols

Support Your Local Police: Cops Ask Permission to Accept Key Chains and Pistols

Everyone harbors suspicions that police are enjoying deep discounts on coffee and donuts all over the city -- and, as department spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka tells us, they usually are. But it's protocol to never accept anything for free. If…
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News, The Snitch Hello Holiday Inn: Mesa Cops Aiding SFPD Chief Gascon's Transition Scrimping on San Francisco-Paid Expenses

Hello Holiday Inn: Mesa Cops Aiding SFPD Chief Gascon's Transition Scrimping on San Francisco-Paid Expenses

The SFPD's new model for tight-fistedness​The Arizona Republic Thursday ran an article reporting that new San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon is enlisting officers from his former post of Mesa, Ariz. to fly out west and help him…
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News, Sucka Free City SOMA residents peeved about Stanlee Gatti's noisy Sunday night bash

SOMA residents peeved about Stanlee Gatti's noisy Sunday night bash

As the party planner for San Francisco's upper crust, Stanlee Gatti has become quite famous himself. He served as best man at Mayor Gavin Newsom's first wedding. And in 2007, a San Francisco Chronicle society columnist even dubbed him San…
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SFPD: Dead Man Discovered In Kezar Stadium Parking Lot 'Definitely a Homicide'

View Larger MapThe unidentified man police discovered at around 2:30 this morning is "definitely a homicide" according to San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka -- making the man the city's 21st homicide victim of the year. The…
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News, The Snitch Warrants Indicate Hundreds of Pot Plants Seized From Property Adjoining Bayview Warehouse That Suspiciously Burned Last Month

Warrants Indicate Hundreds of Pot Plants Seized From Property Adjoining Bayview Warehouse That Suspiciously Burned Last Month

Search warrants indicate that police confiscated 860 Marijuana plants growing in a structure a stone's throw from a Bayview warehouse that burst into flames last month -- a strong indication that initial theories blaming careless pot-growers for the blaze may…
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How will the cops enforce S.F.'s new club loitering law?

Much ballyhooing and nay-saying accompanied the Board of Supervisors' passage last week of a law designed to cut down on that bane of city existence: the dreaded loiterers, those hangers-out in front of clubs, bars, and other dens of iniquity.…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Arson Case Involving Man With 'Box on Fire' Who Torched Car Grows Weirder and Weirder

San Francisco Arson Case Involving Man With 'Box on Fire' Who Torched Car Grows Weirder and Weirder

How does a reported Monday-morning arson case in which a mysterious man toting a "box on fire" immolating an occupied car get any stranger? How about if the person who fled the burning vehicle for his life morphs into a…
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News, Sucka Free City A Horse's Gift

A Horse's Gift

The officers of San Francisco's mounted police detail promenade through Golden Gate Park every day in the stateliest style as they watch for drug activity and lawless miscreants, but perhaps justice is never served more sweetly than when one of…
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