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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: The ‘Pussy Generation’

Millennial Problems: The ‘Pussy Generation’

It’s certainly no secret that film legend Clint Eastwood is an old-time conservative. (Remember when he talked to the chair at the RNC in 2012? We’ve got you covered here.)  If that speech was awkward and uncomfortable - and yes,…
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News, The Snitch Airbnb Plans Damage Control at DNC

Airbnb Plans Damage Control at DNC

San Francisco is well-represented at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with Mayor Ed Lee speaking this morning and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former city mayor, also expected to make an appearance this week. It’s normal for high-profile…
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News, The Snitch The Republican Convention Story You Missed

The Republican Convention Story You Missed

With all the attention on what Melania said, you might not have realized that on Tuesday, Donald Trump was officially nominated for president of the United States. Let that sink in. You also probably missed a pretty serious moment for…
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News, The Snitch Hate Speech Throws Fuel on Fire of Recall Ed Lee Campaign

Hate Speech Throws Fuel on Fire of Recall Ed Lee Campaign

Something went down at last Friday’s rally to recall Mayor Ed Lee, but what exactly happened is up for debate - unless, of course, you’re allied with the mayor himself. In that case, the Recall Ed Lee group has…
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News, The Snitch Turns Out SFPD's Go-To Guy on Gangs is a Bit of Bigot, Too

Turns Out SFPD's Go-To Guy on Gangs is a Bit of Bigot, Too

Sgt. Leonard "Len" Broberg is the San Francisco Police Department's go-to man on gangs. It is testimony from Broberg — an out gay man who, in his spare time, is active in the leather community — that is often…
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News, The Snitch How Will the SFPD Train Away Its Racist Officers?

How Will the SFPD Train Away Its Racist Officers?

San Francisco’s police chief is in full damage-control mode, as Greg Suhr's department attempts to reshape its image following yet another scandal involving bigoted and racist text messages between officers.  Much of Suhr’s Friday news conference and the ensuing…
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News, The Snitch SF Police Chief Orders Anti-Harassment Training As More Biased Texts Emerge

SF Police Chief Orders Anti-Harassment Training As More Biased Texts Emerge

All San Francisco police officers will be required to undergo anti-harassment training as part of a new effort to address bias in the department, according to the Associated Press. Chief Greg Suhr is expected to announce the training and…
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News, The Snitch Content of Latest Racist SFPD Texts Revealed; Pattern is Not Good

Content of Latest Racist SFPD Texts Revealed; Pattern is Not Good

The second batch of racist texts exchanged between San Francisco police officers are now public. The second batch — that we know of.  One of the more troubling revelations to stem from this latest SFPD racist texting scandal — this…
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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 Famous Sikh Comedian Forced to Remove Turban at SFO

Famous Sikh Comedian Forced to Remove Turban at SFO

No one has successfully exploded a bomb hidden in their shoes while aboard a commercial airliner since would-be terrorist Richard Reid failed to do so the December after 9/11, nearly 15 years ago. Nevertheless, this is the United States…
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News, The Snitch Suspect Arrested in Anti-Chinese Graffiti Case, Supervisor Makes Pro-Chinese Political Hay

Suspect Arrested in Anti-Chinese Graffiti Case, Supervisor Makes Pro-Chinese Political Hay

The police have arrested a suspect in the case of racist, anti-Chinese graffiti that was painted around the Portola and Bayview neighborhoods over the weekend. On Sunday, the slogan "NO MORE CHINESE" was spray-painted in large orange letters in six…
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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 SFPD Apparently Used 14 Officers to Detain a One-Legged Man for Using Crutches — Updated

SFPD Apparently Used 14 Officers to Detain a One-Legged Man for Using Crutches — Updated

Writer Chaédria LaBouvier published an account and video of the incident…
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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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Music, All Shook Down 5 Headdress-Wearing Musicians Who Need to Stop

5 Headdress-Wearing Musicians Who Need to Stop

Yesterday, Montreal's Osheaga Festival announced that Native American headdresses would not be permitted inside its grounds this year. "The First Nations Headdresses have a spiritual and cultural meaning in the native communities," Osheaga's Facebook page states, "and to respect and…
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Music, All Shook Down Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Tackles Hateful Flags and Southern Heritage in <i>New York Times </i>Essay

Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Tackles Hateful Flags and Southern Heritage in New York Times Essay

In 2001, I was commissioned by Simon & Schuster to write a book on the music and culture of the South. Beginning just after the desegregation of public schools in the late 1960s, Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race,…
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News, The Snitch Report Shows Major Disparity in Treatment of African-Americans by SFPD and Courts

Report Shows Major Disparity in Treatment of African-Americans by SFPD and Courts

African Americans are 7.1 times as likely as whites to be arrested in San Francisco, and the disparity in treatment between whites and Blacks extends throughout the criminal justice system, according to a new report by the San Francisco…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Oakland Ends Racism With New City Department

Oakland Ends Racism With New City Department

Oakland, Calif. – Until just days ago, Oakland suffered from the symptoms of systemic racial injustice common across the United States: higher mortality and foreclosure rates among black residents; higher unemployment among minorities, concentrated poverty an in unjust distribution…
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News, The Snitch Bare-Breasted Women Stop Traffic to Protest Police Killings of Black Women

Bare-Breasted Women Stop Traffic to Protest Police Killings of Black Women

About a dozen topless protesters stopped traffic on Market Street this morning, as part of a National Day of Action for Black Women and Girls. Using the hashtag #SayHerName, protesters sought to draw attention to black women victims of…
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News, The Snitch Black San Franciscans Face High Rates of Bullshit Arrests

Black San Franciscans Face High Rates of Bullshit Arrests

African Americans are cited for resisting arrest eight times more frequently than white people in San Francisco, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.  The Chron cites data from court records showing that there have been 9,633 cases of police citing…
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