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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee: Mario Woods Shooting Was "Horrifying" "Firing Squad"

Mayor Ed Lee: Mario Woods Shooting Was "Horrifying" "Firing Squad"

Mayor Ed Lee has received heat for the way his office handled the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods — from both the Black Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter sets. It took Lee until Dec. 7, five…
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News, The Snitch A Show of Support for the Officers Involved in the Mario Woods Shooting Didn't Go Well

A Show of Support for the Officers Involved in the Mario Woods Shooting Didn't Go Well

Last night’s Police Commission meeting didn’t go well for the dozens of off-duty officers who turned out in support of their five colleagues involved in the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods. Per the Chronicle, the officers were drowned…
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News, Sucka Free City Old Cop, Young Cop: Police Battle Retirees Over Pensions

Old Cop, Young Cop: Police Battle Retirees Over Pensions

Jackie Mason once noted that if a crook is bothering you, you can always call a cop, but if a cop is on your case, you can't call a crook. A question pressing San Francisco is who do you call…
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News, The Snitch Pension Reform: Jeff Adachi Says Mayor's Proposal Doesn't Add Up

Pension Reform: Jeff Adachi Says Mayor's Proposal Doesn't Add Up

Mayor Ed Lee announced his long-awaited pension reform proposal today, partnering with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd to introduce an amendment to the city charter that aims to defray San Francisco's mounting liabilities for employees' retirement benefits. Lee's goal all along has…
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News, Feature Double Drain: Program Pays Cops Pensions While Still on the Force

Double Drain: Program Pays Cops Pensions While Still on the Force

Illustration by David Plunkert Many an offbeat film is highlighted by the crafting of a cockamamie plan blessed with the endorsement, "It's so crazy, it just might work!" Leave it to San Francisco to make this notion the basis…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Exclusive: The Offending Muni Reward Posters You'll Never See

SF Weekly Exclusive: The Offending Muni Reward Posters You'll Never See

We reported last week on a public relations standoff between our local cops' union and the Muni bus system: The cops dropped off a pile of posters seeking witnesses to the murder of a 17-year-old boy, hoping they'd be plastered…
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News, The Snitch Cops, Muni in Stress Position Over Reward Posters

Cops, Muni in Stress Position Over Reward Posters

After an an apparent daylong game Thursday of bad cop communication, good cop communication, the San Francisco Police Officers Association reports it's going to be able to put up posters in city buses seeking witnesses to the 2006 murder of…
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News, The Bizarro Endorsement

The Bizarro Endorsement

YouTube may be only 2 years old, but public officials should have gotten the memo by now: From the moment they step out the front door in the morning, every single thing they say and do may be videotaped, stuck…
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Cothran

The Problem With Grampa Politics The desperate search for candidates to challenge District Attorney Terence Hallinan this November continues. With predictable and instructive results. A few weeks ago, some folks from the City Democratic Club -- attorney Peter Hanson and…
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Dog Bites

Hosed by Frank OK, you see a picture of three naked men in a shower, and you don't instantly focus on the fact that it's a shower they're standing in. Especially when one of the men is the voluptuous Frank…
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Letters

Freedom of Info Not so fast: Don't let nostalgia and misfortune thwart a public service that most class-A libraries around the country are already offering (Bay View, "Runaway InfoExpress," July 19). And offering to people who want data fast, sent…
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Paper Trails

Uniform Pay The cops and the pols have been meeting behind closed doors this summer as the Police Officers Association (POA) plays mayoral candidates off each other in an attempt to get the best contract. The winks and nods have…
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