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News, The Snitch SF Police Union Just Won’t Stop

SF Police Union Just Won’t Stop

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News, The Snitch Police Protest Planned Tonight in SF?

Police Protest Planned Tonight in SF?

Following Thursday night’s highway shutdown in Oakland during a police protest and the shootout that killed 5 police officers in Dallas at a Black Lives Matter march, a rally and march is planned tonight in San Francisco in reaction…
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News, The Snitch Police Presence Leads Social Justice Groups to Exit Social Justice-Themed Pride

Police Presence Leads Social Justice Groups to Exit Social Justice-Themed Pride

Pride weekend is here, and it's secure: Metal detectors will greet visitors to Pride's main stages at Civic Center on Sunday and all festivities will include a heightened police presence, measures taken following the June 12 slaughter of 49…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Black Benatar

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Black Benatar

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, a Pride Month hootenanny that sidles right up to San Francisco's biggest drag superstars, whispers unctuous praise in their ears to get their attention, and grips them by the wrist until they spill it.…
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News, The Snitch NAACP Leader Calls For Medical Marijuana Industry to Get a Black Business Owner

NAACP Leader Calls For Medical Marijuana Industry to Get a Black Business Owner

California's multibillion-dollar medical cannabis industry is largely a white man's game. It's rare to see a person of color owning a marijuana dispensary or running a major cannabis business; most black and brown people you see in the industry…
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News, The Snitch Throwback Racism: Bigoted, KKK-Worthy Hate Mail For Mario Woods Attorney

Throwback Racism: Bigoted, KKK-Worthy Hate Mail For Mario Woods Attorney

DeWitt Lacy is an attorney with the Law Offices of John Burris, the prominent civil rights firm retained by the families of Mario Woods and Alex Nieto in the high-profile civil rights lawsuits filed against the San Francisco Police…
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News, The Snitch Black Lives Matters' Alicia Garza: Beyonce, the Patriarchy, and (Why She Isn't Voting For) Hillary Clinton

Black Lives Matters' Alicia Garza: Beyonce, the Patriarchy, and (Why She Isn't Voting For) Hillary Clinton

The world was introduced to the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in August 2014 via a hashtag attached to the scenes of unrest and protest in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, the phrase, co-coined by Bay Area native Alicia Garza, has permanently…
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News, The Snitch Autopsy: Mario Woods Was Shot 20 Times, Eight Times in Back

Autopsy: Mario Woods Was Shot 20 Times, Eight Times in Back

Mario Woods died of at least 20 gunshot wounds — including eight shots to the back, buttocks, and back of the head — during his fatal Dec. 2 encounter with San Francisco police, autopsy results released Thursday show. He also…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee Has Not Met or Spoken with Mario Woods' Mother

Mayor Ed Lee Has Not Met or Spoken with Mario Woods' Mother

If not swift, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's response to the Dec. 2 police shooting death of Mario Woods was at least deliberate. Five days after Woods — the suspect in an earlier stabbing — was shot and killed…
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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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Music, All Shook Down Morning Music News: Macklemore Releases "White Privilege II," David Bowie Will Not Have a Constellation Named After Him, and More...

Morning Music News: Macklemore Releases "White Privilege II," David Bowie Will Not Have a Constellation Named After Him, and More...

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release their new song, "White Privilege II" for free on iTunes. The song is a nine-minute sequel to a 2005 track of the same name and, as Vulture points out, is very Hamilton-esque. As the title…
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News, The Snitch Protesters Block Bay Bridge for Almost an Hour; Traffic Moving Again

Protesters Block Bay Bridge for Almost an Hour; Traffic Moving Again

It's still a bit of a snarl at the Bay Bridge entering San Francisco at the moment, as protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement succeeded in blocking all five lanes of westbound traffic for almost an hour.  Protesters…
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News, The Snitch Protesters Disrupt Mayor Ed Lee's Inauguration

Protesters Disrupt Mayor Ed Lee's Inauguration

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration speech this morning was probably pretty good. But I can only guess, since it was hard to hear a word of it over chants of “Black lives matter” and “Fire Chief Suhr” coming from City…
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News, The Snitch Black Lives Matter Protesters Briefly Shut Down US-101 Near SFO

Black Lives Matter Protesters Briefly Shut Down US-101 Near SFO

Protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement are in police custody after briefly shutting down US-101 near San Francisco International Airport earlier today, according to reports. On Twitter, protesters using the @BLMBAYAREA handle posted photos of women blocking 101…
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Music, All Shook Down Fundraiser For Mario Woods' Family to be Held Tonight at the Elbo Room With Live Hip-Hop Acts

Fundraiser For Mario Woods' Family to be Held Tonight at the Elbo Room With Live Hip-Hop Acts

A fundraising event to benefit the family of Mario Woods, the Hunters Point man who was shot by police on Dec. 2, will be taking place at Elbo Room on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Woods, who was 26-years-old, is the…
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News, The Snitch Attorney: New Mario Woods Video Contradicts Police, City Narrative; Lawsuit Filed

Attorney: New Mario Woods Video Contradicts Police, City Narrative; Lawsuit Filed

Retained by the family of Mario Woods, the 26-year old black man shot to death by San Francisco police last week, prominent civil rights attorney John Burris has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco and the…
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News, The Snitch Students Stage Walk Out to Protest Police Killing of Mario Woods

Students Stage Walk Out to Protest Police Killing of Mario Woods

Students from across San Francisco joined protests against the police killing of Mario Woods in the Mission and at City Hall today. Some students were accompanied by teachers or excused from classes, while others walked out without permission.  Around 11:00…
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News, The Snitch Outraged and Betrayed, Protesters Renew Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation After Killing of Mario Woods

Outraged and Betrayed, Protesters Renew Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation After Killing of Mario Woods

Two minutes at a time, scores of outraged and grieving community members — friends and family members of Mario Woods, mothers and fathers of murdered children, pastors, activists, teachers, students — delivered the same message from the podium at…
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News, The Snitch Police to Reconsider Use of Force Policy after Killing of Mario Woods

Police to Reconsider Use of Force Policy after Killing of Mario Woods

San Francisco will review and potentially revise the police department's "Use of Force" policy following the fatal police shooting of Mario Woods in the Bayview last Wednesday, Dec. 2. Video of the shooting, showing at least ten police officers…
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News, The Snitch Outraged Community Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation Over Killing of Mario Woods

Outraged Community Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation Over Killing of Mario Woods

A community meeting in the Bayview erupted in anger and calls for the resignation of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr as the embattled police chief attempted to justify the fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Mario Woods on Wednesday.…
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