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News, The Snitch SF, Oakland, SJ Police Upset Over Mario Woods Day

SF, Oakland, SJ Police Upset Over Mario Woods Day

It stands to reason that San Francisco police are on the defensive right now, perhaps even a little more on edge than is normal for law enforcement. Twice this week the department has received death threats - the first, for…
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News, The Snitch "Sleeper Hold," Cops Shooting At Cars Central To Dispute Over S.F. Police Use of Force Policy

"Sleeper Hold," Cops Shooting At Cars Central To Dispute Over S.F. Police Use of Force Policy

Nationally, San Francisco police have a reputation as lovable, fuzzy pussycats. That's according to the San Francisco Police Officers Association, the city's police union, who have traditionally resisted most any change to the way they do business out on…
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News, The Snitch Report: Homeless Man Killed By SFPD Was On Ground, Shot In Head

Report: Homeless Man Killed By SFPD Was On Ground, Shot In Head

Luis Gongora, the 45-year old homeless man shot and killed by San Francisco police on April 7, was prone on the ground when he was fatally shot in the head, according to results of a private autopsy released Friday. Gongora…
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News, The Snitch City Spends $20 Million a Year Pursuing the Homeless

City Spends $20 Million a Year Pursuing the Homeless

San Francisco spends $18.5 million a year chasing homeless people with police, who are currently the city's de-facto homeless response team, a recent city report found. In all, the city spends $20.6 million enforcing a total of 36 "quality…
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News, The Snitch SF Cops Will Finally Get Body Cameras in August

SF Cops Will Finally Get Body Cameras in August

San Francisco police are taking another step towards 21st-century policing — sixteen years into the millennium — after coming to an agreement on using body cameras late Tuesday. Police in San Francisco will equipped with body cameras — standard…
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News, The Snitch Should S.F. Elect its Police Chief?

Should S.F. Elect its Police Chief?

When he fired police Chief Greg Suhr on Thursday and appointed an interim replacement a few hours after police shot and killed an unarmed black woman suspected of stealing a car, Mayor Ed Lee was bending to the will of…
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News, The Snitch Police Shoot, Kill Female Auto Theft Suspect in Bayview

Police Shoot, Kill Female Auto Theft Suspect in Bayview

An unidentified African-American female suspected of stealing a car was shot and killed by police this morning in the Bayview District, according to police. It does not appear the woman — who was shot while in the vehicle, which…
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News, The Snitch The SFPD is Pretty Well Fucked

The SFPD is Pretty Well Fucked

The day of reckoning is upon San Francisco’s finest. Or, in other words, the Police Department is fucked. Cops who engage in racial profiling, old-school "stop and frisk tactics," poor discipline of problem officers, little to no accountability across…
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5 End Hunger Strike; Supporters Turn City Hall into a Fortress Again

Frisco 5 End Hunger Strike; Supporters Turn City Hall into a Fortress Again

After making worldwide news, the "Frisco 5" hunger strike ended on Saturday after 17 days without solid food for five people, who had hoped to force Mayor Ed Lee into meeting demands — including the removal of police Chief…
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

It's been sixteen days now without solid food now for the "Frisco 5," the activists camped outside Mission Police station on a hunger strike, refusing to budge or to eat until San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr is fired…
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News, The Snitch "Frisco 5" March to City Hall to Meet with Mayor Ed Lee (Who is Unavailable)

"Frisco 5" March to City Hall to Meet with Mayor Ed Lee (Who is Unavailable)

Yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee popped into the Mission police station, where five activists have been staging a hunger strike for the past 12 days. The strikers — led by rapper and preschool teacher Equipto, who has been hounding the mayor…
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News, The Snitch Turns Out SFPD's Go-To Guy on Gangs is a Bit of Bigot, Too

Turns Out SFPD's Go-To Guy on Gangs is a Bit of Bigot, Too

Sgt. Leonard "Len" Broberg is the San Francisco Police Department's go-to man on gangs. It is testimony from Broberg — an out gay man who, in his spare time, is active in the leather community — that is often…
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News, The Snitch How Will the SFPD Train Away Its Racist Officers?

How Will the SFPD Train Away Its Racist Officers?

San Francisco’s police chief is in full damage-control mode, as Greg Suhr's department attempts to reshape its image following yet another scandal involving bigoted and racist text messages between officers.  Much of Suhr’s Friday news conference and the ensuing…
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News, The Snitch Content of Latest Racist SFPD Texts Revealed; Pattern is Not Good

Content of Latest Racist SFPD Texts Revealed; Pattern is Not Good

The second batch of racist texts exchanged between San Francisco police officers are now public. The second batch — that we know of.  One of the more troubling revelations to stem from this latest SFPD racist texting scandal — this…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

If you’re planning on being one of those wild and crazy kids who goes to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 in order to get stoned with ten thousand like-minded strangers, you might want to leave the…
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News, The Snitch Video: Fatal Police Encounter With Homeless Man Took 30 Seconds

Video: Fatal Police Encounter With Homeless Man Took 30 Seconds

The fatal encounter yesterday between San Francisco police and a homeless man in the Mission District said to be brandishing a kitchen knife — later shot to death by responding police — took no more than 30 seconds from…
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News, The Snitch Homeless Man With Kitchen Knife Shot by SFPD, Dies

Homeless Man With Kitchen Knife Shot by SFPD, Dies

A man living in one of the Mission District's tent encampments near 19th and Shotwell streets was shot and killed by police after allegedly brandishing a large kitchen knife at homeless outreach workers, according to police. After allegedly threatening the…
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News, The Snitch Latest Racist Texts Renew Calls For State, Feds (Anybody!) To Probe SF Police

Latest Racist Texts Renew Calls For State, Feds (Anybody!) To Probe SF Police

Why won't anyone pay attention to misbehaving San Francisco police? Both Public Defender Jeff Adachi and the San Francisco-based American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California would like to know — and would like the state Attorney General and/or…
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News, The Snitch Hooray: More Racist, Homophobic Texts Between SFPD Cops Unearthed

Hooray: More Racist, Homophobic Texts Between SFPD Cops Unearthed

You may recall the choice language used by some San Francisco police officers when exchanging text messages — you know, the ones where cops agreed that "all niggers should fucking hang" and "White power" were things to say. ("Ask…
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News, The Snitch Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen, This One in Burglary

Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen, This One in Burglary

Yet another firearm (formerly) belonging to a member of law enforcement is on the loose and unaccounted for in San Francisco, following a burglary in Visitacion Valley. The San Francisco Examiner first reported a San Francisco Sheriff's deputy announced…
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