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News, The Snitch BREAKING: FBI Raiding Home Connected to Man Beaten by Sheriff's Deputies

BREAKING: FBI Raiding Home Connected to Man Beaten by Sheriff's Deputies

FBI agents are reportedly raiding a home in Visitacion Valley in San Francisco where Stanislov Petrov, the man beaten by Alameda County Sheriff's deputies late last year, is supposedly located, according to a television reporter. It's not immediately clear what's…
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News, The Snitch Criminal Charges For S.F. Deputy Sheriffs Accused of Staging Jail Fights

Criminal Charges For S.F. Deputy Sheriffs Accused of Staging Jail Fights

Two current San Francisco sheriff's deputies and one ex-deputy — fired from the department after allegedly staging Fight Club-style "gladiator" battles between inmates at the S.F. County Jail — were charged with crimes by District Attorney George Gascón on Tuesday.…
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News, The Snitch FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Trafficking Stats, But Says It Doesn’t Track the Number of Prostitutes Arrested

FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Trafficking Stats, But Says It Doesn’t Track the Number of Prostitutes Arrested

As SF Weekly reported a couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area’s anti-human trafficking operations during the Super Bowl were no joke. More than 50 organizations, an army of 5,000 trained volunteers, and a who’s who of federal law enforcement…
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News, The Snitch The Feds Lose Hundreds of Guns a Year, and They Keep Turning Up in Bay Area Homicides

The Feds Lose Hundreds of Guns a Year, and They Keep Turning Up in Bay Area Homicides

A sick sense of déjà vu accompanied the announcement last week that the gun used to kill Oakland muralist Antonio Ramos in September was the same weapon stolen from a federal agent’s car in San Francisco weeks earlier. A…
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News, The Snitch FBI Nabs Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Operator Blake Benthall

FBI Nabs Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Operator Blake Benthall

Roughly a year since Ross Ulbricht was arrested in the Glen Park Library and charged with running a vast drug and contraband bazaar over the "dark Internet," his alleged successor, Blake Benthall, has also landed in FBI clutches. Benthall, a…
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News, The Snitch Silk Road Shut Down: Drug Marketplace Founder Arrested at SF Public Library

Silk Road Shut Down: Drug Marketplace Founder Arrested at SF Public Library

$1.2 billion in sales and hundreds of kilograms of drugs later, Silk Road is closed. The alleged founder and operator of Silk Road -- the Deep Web marketplace where illegal drugs were bought and sold using Bitcoin -- was…
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News, The Snitch Former San Mateo County Employees Charged With Stealing From the Dead

Former San Mateo County Employees Charged With Stealing From the Dead

"They're climbing in your windows, snatching your stuff up." Could those be lyrics riffing off the Antoine Dodson YouTube hit, or a reference to an FBI investigation in San Mateo County? Actually, they're both. On Friday, FBI agents arrested Mandy Natchi…
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Dining, SFoodie The FBI Says: Be Suspicious of People Who Pay for Lattes With Cash

The FBI Says: Be Suspicious of People Who Pay for Lattes With Cash

Hotel staff. Salespeople at home electronics stores. Baristas. All of you are now on the front lines of the United States' war on terror, claims the FBI, which just released a series of 25 handouts on spotting potential terrorists,…
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News, The Snitch Megaupload Bust Highlights Absurdity of SOPA/PIPA

Megaupload Bust Highlights Absurdity of SOPA/PIPA

Last week, just as two ill-conceived anti-piracy bills were disintegrating in Congress in the face of a massive online protest, the FBI, with help from foreign governments, was busting Megaupload, one of the biggest sources of pirated digital goods. The…
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News, The Snitch FBI to Announce Development in Case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, Vegan Bay Area Bomber

FBI to Announce Development in Case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, Vegan Bay Area Bomber

Authorities say they have some big development in the unresolved case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, the vegan animal liberationist who is wanted for the 2003 bombings of a biotechnology firm and a nutrition and cosmetics company in the Bay…
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News, The Snitch News Website Down After Publishing Mugshots of Anonymous Hackers

News Website Down After Publishing Mugshots of Anonymous Hackers

Bay Area commuters, fresh off yet another BART protest and downtown San Francisco station shutdown last night, might be interested to see some of the faces behind the shadowy hacking group that has helped organize repeated demonstrations against the transit…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Police Kill Suspected 'Gen X Bandit' Bank Robber

San Francisco Police Kill Suspected 'Gen X Bandit' Bank Robber

San Francisco cops shot and killed a suspected bank robber last night after he allegedly tried to run them over with his car. Media outlets are reporting that the wanted criminal might have been the notorious "Gen X" bandit, who…
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News, The Snitch Seth Rosenfeld, S.F. Reporter, Sues FBI to Get Records on Militant Activist Richard Masato Aoki

Seth Rosenfeld, S.F. Reporter, Sues FBI to Get Records on Militant Activist Richard Masato Aoki

Nearly 10 years ago, local journalist Seth Rosenfeld garnered fame for his scathing series "The Campus Files: Reagan, Hoover, and the UC Red Scare," which uncovered the FBI's conspiracy to harass UC Berkeley students and faculty during the Cold War.…
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News, The Snitch Cops Accused of Joining Mobs Telling Man to Jump From Union Square Building; Mother Sues SFPD

Cops Accused of Joining Mobs Telling Man to Jump From Union Square Building; Mother Sues SFPD

It's been a bad two weeks for the San Francisco Police Department. First the Public Defender releases footage of an alleged illegal drug bust; then the FBI launches and investigation. Now a  San Francisco mother is suing the SFPD, claiming…
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News, The Snitch Tracking Device Found on Santa Clara College Student's Car -- FBI Wants It Back

Tracking Device Found on Santa Clara College Student's Car -- FBI Wants It Back

Hey! The college kid's getting some pizza!​Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old college student from Santa Clara, was surprised to discover a GPS tracking device on his car a week ago during an oil change. We can bet he was even more…
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News, The Snitch FBI to Wikipedia: Quit Using Our Seal

FBI to Wikipedia: Quit Using Our Seal

The FBI recently contacted the San Francisco offices of Wikipedia -- but it wasn't a call about national secrets or terrorism or interstate crime rings or anything like that. It turns out the Feds don't want Wikipedia to use the…
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News, The Snitch Feds Take Over Case Vs. Shelly Denise Jones, Allegedly City's 'Most Stylish Bank Robber'

Feds Take Over Case Vs. Shelly Denise Jones, Allegedly City's 'Most Stylish Bank Robber'

We've written a bit about Shelly Denise Jones, the Antioch bus driver accused of driving her bus to a bank in Daly City and robbing it -- and wearing such stylish clothes while allegedly knocking over two San Francisco banks…
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News, The Snitch Feds Probing Dan White, Harvey Milk, George Moscone When White Killed Milk, Moscone

Feds Probing Dan White, Harvey Milk, George Moscone When White Killed Milk, Moscone

At the time Dan White unloaded his pistol into Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, all three were under the FBI's microscope in political corruption probes. Documents obtained by San Francisco gay rights blogger Michael Petrelis and reported on by…
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News, The Snitch Report: FBI Arrests S.F. Man for Scores of Phone Threats to Pelosi

Report: FBI Arrests S.F. Man for Scores of Phone Threats to Pelosi

The Associated Press today reported that the FBI has arrested a San Francisco man for scores of threatening phone calls he made to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's California and Washington, D.C. homes. It is alleged Gregory Giusti -- who will be…
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Victims Survive the Night Following Fort Mason Double Shooting

View Larger Map A 17-year-old boy shot in the stomach last night in what appears to be an unprovoked shooting near Fort Mason is out of surgery with his condition upgraded to "non-life-threatening." He may speak to investigators from the…
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