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News, The Snitch Cops Seek GMC SUV Connected to Saturday Night Double Homicide

Cops Seek GMC SUV Connected to Saturday Night Double Homicide

Police are advising the public to be on the lookout for a dark gray SUV connected to Saturday night's double homicide at the popular Twin Peaks lookout. Police responded to the area at 2:06 a.m. on Sunday morning to…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Hippie Cannibal Satanist

Yesterday's Crimes: The Hippie Cannibal Satanist

Editor's Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series exploring the brutal murder of Robert Salem in San Francisco in 1970. Click here to read part one. SFPD homicide inspectors weren't quite sure if the April 1970…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Bodies in Barrels and the Killer Cop

Yesterday's Crimes: Bodies in Barrels and the Killer Cop

The 55-gallon metal drums looked out of place. They were left in Golden Gate Park near a narrow jogging path about a mile from the ocean. Answering reports from concerned residents, mounted patrolman Bruno Pezzulich was the first to…
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News, The Snitch Alleged Oakland University Gunman Declared Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Alleged Oakland University Gunman Declared Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that One Goh, the 47-year-old man accused of killing seven people at Oikos University in Oakland in 2012, is incompetent to stand trial. Goh was previously declared mentally incompetent in 2013, but in July of this…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Strange Death of the Crooked PI Who Took on Jim Jones

Yesterday's Crimes: The Strange Death of the Crooked PI Who Took on Jim Jones

Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series exploring post-Jonestown life for former Peoples Temple members in the Bay Area. You can read parts one, two, and three here.  Joseph Mazor was like a character out…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Tragic Schoolyard Shooting Linked to Jonestown

Yesterday's Crimes: The Tragic Schoolyard Shooting Linked to Jonestown

Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series exploring post-Jonestown life for former Peoples Temple members in the Bay Area. You can read parts one and two here.  Tyrone Mitchell was a member of Peoples Temple…
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News, The Snitch SF Cops Complain that the City’s Body Camera Policy Treats Them Like Criminals

SF Cops Complain that the City’s Body Camera Policy Treats Them Like Criminals

As a parade of San Francisco cops questioned the police commission last night about why the city might not trust them to view footage from the body cameras they’d soon be required to wear on duty, five of their…
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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 Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Canadian Tourist and Yoga Teacher Plead Not Guilty

Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Canadian Tourist and Yoga Teacher Plead Not Guilty

Morrison Lampley, 23, Sean Angold, 24, and Lila Alligood,…
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News, The Snitch We Ask the SFPD: Can You Tell A Real Gun From a Replica?

We Ask the SFPD: Can You Tell A Real Gun From a Replica?

Here’s a recipe for a bad night: Police officers fatally shoot a suspect they believe to be armed, only to find out moments later they’ve just killed someone who was brandishing a toy. That's what happened Sunday night in…
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News, The Snitch Man Killed by SFPD Last Week Struggled to Make Ends Meet, Lived in Hotels With His Mother

Man Killed by SFPD Last Week Struggled to Make Ends Meet, Lived in Hotels With His Mother

New details have emerged about Herbert Benitez, the 27-year-old man killed by an SFPD officer last week. Benitez had been throwing bottles into the street on the south side of Eighth and Market and acting erratically when a nearby construction…
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News, The Snitch Man Stabbed to Death in the Mission Last Night

Man Stabbed to Death in the Mission Last Night

A man was found with mortal stab wounds at the corner of 24th and Capp streets  last night. The victim, described as a 20-year-old African American, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are…
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News, The Snitch Hugues de La Plaza: DNA Evidence Indicates Lethal Attack, Claims Slain Man's Father

Hugues de La Plaza: DNA Evidence Indicates Lethal Attack, Claims Slain Man's Father

Five years after Hugues de la Plaza was found dead in his Hayes Valley apartment with three gaping stab wounds, the slain man's father said the San Francisco Police Department has very little to tell him. But François de la…
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News, The Snitch Ermias Kassaye Identified as Man Killed in Ingleside

Ermias Kassaye Identified as Man Killed in Ingleside

Medical authorities have identified the man shot to death in the city's Ingleside neighborhood as 26-year-old Ermias Kassaye of San Francisco. On Thursday about 12:20 a.m., police were  were called to the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Howth Street,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Remembering Brandy Martell, the Transgender Woman Killed in Oakland

Remembering Brandy Martell, the Transgender Woman Killed in Oakland

I am a woman of Hispanic descent. My parents came here from Colombia and Cuba. Throughout my life, I never really faced discrimination as a Hispanic. I've faced more adversity for being female. During the 2008 election, I picketed against…
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News, The Snitch Binh Thai Luc Accused of Brutally Killing Family Near City College

Binh Thai Luc Accused of Brutally Killing Family Near City College

Police announced they have arrested 35-year-old Binh Thai Luc in connection with the violent slayings of five people inside their home on a quiet, residential street near City College. The news broke yesterday that police had Luc -- as well…
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News, The Snitch Family Found Dead in House Near City College This Morning in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Family Found Dead in House Near City College This Morning in Apparent Murder-Suicide

(Update 1:27 p.m.): Cmdr Lyn Tomioka gave reporters an update on the tragedy, saying four of the five victims are definitely related, and the fifth victim is probably an acquaintance. She would still not confirm that the shooting was a…
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News, The Snitch Bobby Jones Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 47

Bobby Jones Identified as Man Killed in Sunnydale; Homicide No. 47

Update (10:20 a.m.): Medial authorities have identified the man who was shot yesterday evening as Bobby Jones, a San Francisco resident.Original story (7:15 a.m.): A 23-year-old man was killed last night in a multiple shooting in San Francisco's Sunnydale neighborhood,…
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News, The Snitch Man Shot and Killed During Argument in the Mission; Homicide No. 35

Man Shot and Killed During Argument in the Mission; Homicide No. 35

The Mission District suffered a grim holiday when a man was shot and killed Monday morning in what witnesses described as a heated argument. It's the neighborhood's third murder in the last seven days. Medical authorities told SF Weekly they…
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News, The Snitch Teen Shot to Death in Visitacion Valley; Homicide No. 31

Teen Shot to Death in Visitacion Valley; Homicide No. 31

An 18-year-old man was shot to death while standing on the sidewalk in Visitacion Valley, police said. The man -- who has not yet been identified -- was on the 200 block of Rey Street at about 10 p.m. when…
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