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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 Aide to Kamala Harris Accused of Running Bonkers Fake Police Force

Aide to Kamala Harris Accused of Running Bonkers Fake Police Force

An aide to California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been accused of running a 3,000 year-old fake police department, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Brandon Kiel, 31, was working as a deputy director of community affairs for the California…
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News, The Snitch California AG Kamala Harris to Appeal Ruling Against the Death Penalty

California AG Kamala Harris to Appeal Ruling Against the Death Penalty

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she personally opposes the death penalty, but she's vowed to preserve it for voters. Thus, she'll ask the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a landmark decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J.…
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SF Weekly Letters

Power Outage Those in charge of San Francisco's power can't flip a switch: San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission Juliet Ellis gets busted for contracting corruption; now this story shows the agency's energy policy incompetence ["Who Has the Power," Joe Eskenazi,…
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News, The Snitch Attorney General Hopeful Wants to Ban All Marijuana Users From Driving -- Ever

Attorney General Hopeful Wants to Ban All Marijuana Users From Driving -- Ever

Among the popular goofy Internet offerings of the last week is a CNN report in which the news network filmed three Washington residents navigating a driving test course -- in between marijuana smoke breaks -- with an instructor and police…
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News, The Snitch Human Trafficking Arrests in California Increased Dramatically This Year

Human Trafficking Arrests in California Increased Dramatically This Year

Since 2004, nine regional police task forces targeting human trafficking have popped up around California. And based on data collected by Attorney General Kamala Harris' Office, those task forces have gotten much better at their jobs over the past year.…
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News, The Snitch Arizona Group's Mega-Donation Illuminates Loophole in California's Finance Laws

Arizona Group's Mega-Donation Illuminates Loophole in California's Finance Laws

Yesterday's $11 million disclosure was a mild win for campaign finance transparency. The names of the actual people who spent that money will remain unknown. But, as Attorney General Kamala Harris noted, we do know that the money passed through…
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News, The Snitch Human Traffickers Won't Get to Pocket Profits From Slavery Under New Bill

Human Traffickers Won't Get to Pocket Profits From Slavery Under New Bill

Two bills passed through the state Legislature today that force convicted criminals to give up any profits they make from trafficking minors into California. The cash would be funneled into helping the emotionally traumatized victims, Attorney General Kamala Harris said.State…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Users Don't Need to Be Marijuana Farmers, Court Says

Medical Marijuana Users Don't Need to Be Marijuana Farmers, Court Says

It doesn't take much to join a collective or cooperative in California, be it a grocery store or a medical cannabis dispensary. In the former, perhaps all you need is a small fee; in the latter, a doctor's recommendation and…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Says Arizona Can't Boot Illegal Immigrants from Country

Kamala Harris Says Arizona Can't Boot Illegal Immigrants from Country

California has the largest number of illegal immigrants and undocumented laborers in the country. So it should be no surprise that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined the fight against Arizona's unfriendly immigration law.Yesterday, Harris filed a friend-of-the-court brief…
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News, The Snitch Match.com, Other Online Dating Sites to Weed Out Sexual Predators

Match.com, Other Online Dating Sites to Weed Out Sexual Predators

In the interest of protecting you from rampant Internet perverts and other abusers, a group of online dating sites has agreed to new rules that includes screening for sexual predators who might be using their sites to find new victims.…
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News, The Snitch Taking a Closer Look at Kamala Harris' Role in the Mortgage Settlement

Taking a Closer Look at Kamala Harris' Role in the Mortgage Settlement

Attorney General Kamala Harris was quick to trumpet her role in securing a nationwide mortgage settlement last week with a handful of major banks, citing her decision to walk away from talks with the banks and the federal government in…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom, SF Supes Blast Feds' War on Medical Marijuana

Gavin Newsom, SF Supes Blast Feds' War on Medical Marijuana

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom shared a Los Angeles stage on Thursday with GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico who wants to end marijuana prohibition and free all nonviolent marijuana offenders from jail.While it's unlikely Newsom…
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News, The Snitch Law Enforcement to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders Tonight

Law Enforcement to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders Tonight

​California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced trick-or-treaters will be safer since cops will keep homeless sex offender parolees indoors tonight in San Francisco. That announcement comes even while Harris' office is defending Jessica's Law -- the ballot initiative that pushed…
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News, The Snitch Judge Won't Prevent Cops from Arresting Gun Lovers Who Tote Assault Weapon Replicas

Judge Won't Prevent Cops from Arresting Gun Lovers Who Tote Assault Weapon Replicas

Two Bay Area gun lovers lost a battle in court after a judge refused to interfere with cops' discretion when it comes to making firearms arrests.  The case started after Mark Haynie and Brendan Richards were arrested in 2009 and…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Argues Federal Health Care Reform is Constitutional

Kamala Harris Argues Federal Health Care Reform is Constitutional

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a brief supporting the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 health-care reform law, arguing along with nine other state attorneys general that the legislation does not infringe on states' rights.The fate of…
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News, The Snitch Will Kamala Harris Burn the Medical Marijuana Advocates Who Campaigned for Her?

Will Kamala Harris Burn the Medical Marijuana Advocates Who Campaigned for Her?

While marijuana legalization dominated the news last fall, unity was in short supply during the election season among medical cannabis patients and advocates.It may be hard for nonsmokers to grasp, but Proposition 19 splintered the medical cannabis community, with many…
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News, The Snitch California Death Sentences at 33-Year Low

California Death Sentences at 33-Year Low

Fewer death sentences were handed down by California courts during the first half of 2011 than during any six-month period since 1978, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.Just three defendants were sentenced…
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News, The Snitch Arnold Schwarzenegger Affair Might be Investigated by Attorney General

Arnold Schwarzenegger Affair Might be Investigated by Attorney General

California Attorney General Kamala Harris might be launching an investigation into whether former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger improperly used state resources to carry out his now-legendary extramarital dalliances, according to news organizations.Let's qualify that: This information is coming from the National…
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News, The Snitch Californians Aren't Killing Each Other as Much as They Used To

Californians Aren't Killing Each Other as Much as They Used To

Early data indicates that homicides in California dropped to a 44-year low in 2010, declining 9.6 percent from 2009, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris.Of course, law enforcement shouldn't pull out the champagne just yet, since the drop accounts for…
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