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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Might Not Be a Shoo-In for Sheriff After All

Ross Mirkarimi Might Not Be a Shoo-In for Sheriff After All

The sheriff's race is becoming increasingly more interesting to watch. First, we learned last week that Deputy David Wong, a veteran in the sheriff's race, was fired by his boss, who happens to be endorsing Wong's opponent. Now, the Examiner…
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News, The Snitch Deputy David Wong, Candidate for Sheriff, Gets Fired

Deputy David Wong, Candidate for Sheriff, Gets Fired

Well since we no longer have Supervisor Chris Daly and Mayor Gavin Newsom going at each other, City Hall has been a snoozefest. But wait, there seems to be a little excitement happening in the quiet corner of the Sheriff's…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi: Would He Be a Cop's Cop?

Ross Mirkarimi: Would He Be a Cop's Cop?

The news that Sheriff Michael Hennessey is endorsing Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi as his successor hit hard this morning, mostly among members of the Sheriff's union which are angling for someone who is seemingly more of a cop's cop. Although members…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Running for Sheriff, Not Mayor

Ross Mirkarimi Running for Sheriff, Not Mayor

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has declared he will run for San Francisco Sheriff, putting an end to speculation that he might run for mayor. Mirkarimi, who represents District 5, told SF Weekly that he just now pulled papers from the elections…
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News, The Snitch Chris Daly for Mayor?

Chris Daly for Mayor?

SF Weekly readers might recall the ominous meeting last month when former supervisor Chris Daly vowed to haunt the moderates at City Hall. So it should be no surprise that the temperamental barkeep is now talking about resurfacing in San…
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News, The Snitch Sheriff Hennessey's Retirement Called 'Open Secret'

Sheriff Hennessey's Retirement Called 'Open Secret'

Sheriff Michael Hennessey's announcement that he will not seek re-election in November didn't seem to come as a surprise to those loosely connected to City Hall. On Friday, Hennessey, drafted a memo to his staff, explaining that he has no…
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News, Matt Smith As Interim Mayor of S.F., Ed Lee Can Shake Things Up

As Interim Mayor of S.F., Ed Lee Can Shake Things Up

As if to verify the proposition that nothing momentous ever seems to happen in San Francisco public life, the highest-stakes battle in this city's recent history was waged last week over which bureaucrat — the jailer or the dogcatcher —…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Picked As Interim Mayor

Ed Lee Picked As Interim Mayor

City Supervisors selected City Administrator Ed Lee as interim mayor, putting an end to a long and agonizing debate over who will replace outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom.While away in Hong Kong, Lee has been the center of media attention and…
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News, The Snitch Progressives Say Back Room Deals Selecting Interim Mayor Make Their Head Spin

Progressives Say Back Room Deals Selecting Interim Mayor Make Their Head Spin

Upon being elected as lite gov, Mayor Gavin Newsom swore off any back room deals to ensure that his replacement was politically untainted.But that message seems to have been lost on him. As the Chronicle detailed this morning, Newsom, even…
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News, The Snitch Condom Machines Installed in San Francisco Jail

Condom Machines Installed in San Francisco Jail

The comparison of a major city jail and a bar bathroom is not the most apt. But, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported, both will now have condom machines. The 16 dispensers, funded by U.C. San Francisco and an unnamed…
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News, The Snitch So You *Can* Opt Out of Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program. Will S.F. Be Allowed?

So You *Can* Opt Out of Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program. Will S.F. Be Allowed?

​ Local officials are awaiting a response to San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey's letter yesterday, which once again asked federal immigration officials to allow San Francisco to opt out of the fingerprint ID program that targets illegal immigrants booked into…
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News, Bay View Transcendental Incarceration

Transcendental Incarceration

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey readily admits the aging county jail complex in San Bruno is a "hellhole," but he has an unusual plan to bring order and rehabilitation to the inmates there. As SF Weekly recently reported, prisoners can…
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News, Feature Hard Labor

Hard Labor

San Francisco sheriff Michael Hennessey launches into his best James Cagney imitation as he enters County Jail No. 3, the imposing, Depression-era structure that sits crumbling on a bluff above the hills of San Bruno. "Warden, we're taking this place…
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The Grid

Judge+Sheriff=Jail Reform Twenty years ago, S.F. art gallery owner Will Stone spent a night behind bars after surrendering on a slew of traffic warrants. The lives of jail inmates would change forever. That night in 1977, Stone found out the…
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