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News, The Snitch Branch office of 'No on F' vandalized, 'Fuck Airbnb'

Branch office of 'No on F' vandalized, 'Fuck Airbnb'

Well, that escalated quickly. A campaign office of the "No on F" campaign has been vandalized. No on F is advocating against a law introducing tighter regulations of Airbnb and other similar services in San Francisco. Suffice to say,…
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News, The Snitch Black Church in Bayview Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

Black Church in Bayview Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

An African-American church in the Bayview was targeted by racist vandals on Friday, KTVU reports.  The perpetrators broke into the Saint Paul Tabernacle Baptist Church, where they covered the walls with what KTVU describes as "hate-filled and racist graffiti." The…
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News, The Snitch Tech Entrepreneur's Duboce Triangle House Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

Tech Entrepreneur's Duboce Triangle House Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

The Duboce Triangle house of Justin Kan, a partner at startup incubator Y Combinator and co-founder of Twitch.tv, was vandalized overnight Friday with the racist message, "Fuck you gook!" Kan is Chinese American. "Gook" is an anti-Asian racist slur…
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Dining, SFoodie Clever Vandals Tag "Banal Hill" Market

Clever Vandals Tag "Banal Hill" Market

Without any endorsement of this action, I'm always surprised this doesn't happen more. This morning, graffiti artists/taggers/angry displaced persons/subalterns/jerks emblazoned Bernal Heights' Epicurean Trader with some bold red spray paint.  The business is a two-month-old upscale grocer that opened…
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News, The Snitch Chronicle Columnists Call for End of First Amendment in Oakland

Chronicle Columnists Call for End of First Amendment in Oakland

The First Amendment would no longer apply in Oakland, if San Francisco Chronicle columnists Debra J. Saunders and Chip Johnson had their way.  Friday evening's "May Day for Freddie Gray" march in Oakland saw a particularly large amount of…
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News, The Snitch 'Girafa' Pleads Guilty to San Jose Graffiti Charges, Fined $38,000

'Girafa' Pleads Guilty to San Jose Graffiti Charges, Fined $38,000

San Francisco resident Steven Free, known by his graffiti writer's moniker of Girafa, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony and misdemeanor vandalism in San Jose and agreed to pay $38,000 in fines.San Jose cops arrested Free in 2009…
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News, The Snitch Brazen Vandals Smash Cop's Car Windows While He Orders Food

Brazen Vandals Smash Cop's Car Windows While He Orders Food

Word to the wise: Young men sashaying through the Mission Corridor* late at night swinging around baseball bats may not be on their way to a game. On that note, a cop who parked his cruiser in the 100 block…
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News, The Snitch KKKatie Acquitted Of Being A Hater, KKKonvicted of Being a Punk

KKKatie Acquitted Of Being A Hater, KKKonvicted of Being a Punk

I don't know art...​A San Francisco jury decided KKKatie was just a misunderstood artist after all. KKKatie, or Katherine Dunbar, was acquitted of a hate crime charge for tagging major city buildings with backward swastikas, anarchist circle-A symbols, and her…
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News, The Snitch Vandal Busts Gas Pipe

Vandal Busts Gas Pipe

Busting a gas pipe for the sheer thrill of destruction might make you a sociopath. But, in the days after a large swath of San Bruno went up in flames -- and every odor of yesterday's barbecue fumes results in…
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News, The Snitch Shirtless Man Accused of Bizarre Vandalism

Shirtless Man Accused of Bizarre Vandalism

When scouring the police reports, you've always got to keep an eye out for the inevitable appearance of the "shirtless man." There's no dress code for alleged wrongdoing -- but no-collar criminals do seem to produce some of the most…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Rabbi Michael Lerner's Home Plastered with Menacing Posters

San Francisco Rabbi Michael Lerner's Home Plastered with Menacing Posters

Rabbi Michael Lerner has been posterized...​Rabbi Michael Lerner, the left-leaning spiritual leader of San Francisco's Beyt Tikkun congregation and editor of Tikkun magazine, is a man whose picture is on many metaphorical dart boards among what is commonly…
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News, The Snitch Vandal Busts 30 Windows on Muni Train. How Many Windows Do Trains Have?

Vandal Busts 30 Windows on Muni Train. How Many Windows Do Trains Have?

The San Francisco Police Department last week trumpeted the arrest of one Leonel Jarquin -- who, if guilty of the crimes with which he is charged, is one of the most comprehensive vandals in our fair city. The 18-year-old is…
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News, The Snitch Woman Accused of Vandalizing Car -- With Dog

Woman Accused of Vandalizing Car -- With Dog

Truth be told, there are more effective ways of vandalizing a car -- via a can of spray paint or a chisel to name a couple. But employing man's best friend as a means of inflicting damage upon a vehicle…
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News, The Snitch Caught Green-Handed -- In Every Conceivable Way

Caught Green-Handed -- In Every Conceivable Way

It turns out that, this weekend, the Iranian solidarity protesters weren't the only ones supporting copious amounts of green paint on their hands. Flashing a peace sign while your hand is doused in verdant shades of green can get you…
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News, The Snitch S.F. State Ad Featuring Man Writing on Wall Popular Target For Folks Who Like to Write on Walls

S.F. State Ad Featuring Man Writing on Wall Popular Target For Folks Who Like to Write on Walls

A little while back, we noted that a Muni ad for San Francisco State's extended learning program had been hit by a most eloquent vandal whose penwork was almost indistinguishable from the text. The above shot, also from the T-Line,…
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News, The Snitch Congrats, Vandal: No Matter How Hard Advertisers Try, There's Always a Cleverer Jackass

Congrats, Vandal: No Matter How Hard Advertisers Try, There's Always a Cleverer Jackass

Yes, this is more fun than the ad's original content. This minor masterwork, spotted at a bus shelter on the corner of 16th and Mission, proves a tidy little point. Just as Belloq told Indiana Jones that "there is…
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News, The Snitch SF Graffiti Vigilantes: Painting Over It Black

SF Graffiti Vigilantes: Painting Over It Black

Say it with us now: "anti-graffiti vigilantes." Snitch Joe Eskenazi tracks down graf artists thwarted by ... someone else with paint and a mission. -d2 Paint it Black? Maybe You Shouldn’t By Joe Eskenazi Internecine warfare is rippling through…
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