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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 S.F. Cop Union Supported Death Penalty Measure, Even Before There Was a Measure

S.F. Cop Union Supported Death Penalty Measure, Even Before There Was a Measure

California's various police officers don't necessarily love one another — L.A. cops look down at SFPD as a loose outfit, whereas SFPD scoffs at LAPD as a band of paramilitary, Hollywood-wannabe showboats — but they can agree on one…
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News, The Snitch "Sleeper Hold," Cops Shooting At Cars Central To Dispute Over S.F. Police Use of Force Policy

"Sleeper Hold," Cops Shooting At Cars Central To Dispute Over S.F. Police Use of Force Policy

Nationally, San Francisco police have a reputation as lovable, fuzzy pussycats. That's according to the San Francisco Police Officers Association, the city's police union, who have traditionally resisted most any change to the way they do business out on…
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News, The Snitch Report: Homeless Man Killed By SFPD Was On Ground, Shot In Head

Report: Homeless Man Killed By SFPD Was On Ground, Shot In Head

Luis Gongora, the 45-year old homeless man shot and killed by San Francisco police on April 7, was prone on the ground when he was fatally shot in the head, according to results of a private autopsy released Friday. Gongora…
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News, The Snitch Great: Oakland Police Sex Scandal Expands to San Francisco

Great: Oakland Police Sex Scandal Expands to San Francisco

In case you were not aware, there's near-chaos in local law enforcement in the East Bay right now. Oakland's police chief resigned last week, and his planned replacement was shitcanned this week, all following the OPD's bungling of an…
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News, The Snitch Police Commission Will Try To Discuss Use of Force Again Today

Police Commission Will Try To Discuss Use of Force Again Today

After protests shut down last week's discussion on police use-of-force policy, San Francisco's Police Commission will try again tonight to figure out how to move forward with different, relaxed police tactics.  Police and how they interact with suspects and the…
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News, The Snitch SF Cops Will Finally Get Body Cameras in August

SF Cops Will Finally Get Body Cameras in August

San Francisco police are taking another step towards 21st-century policing — sixteen years into the millennium — after coming to an agreement on using body cameras late Tuesday. Police in San Francisco will equipped with body cameras — standard…
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News, The Snitch New SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin Promises "Reform, Reform, Reform"

New SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin Promises "Reform, Reform, Reform"

The four golden stars pinned to acting San Francisco police Chief Toney Chaplin's collar sometime in the past 24 hours — when Mayor Ed Lee named him to succeed Greg Suhr, ousted after yesterday's fatal police shooting — shined in…
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News, The Snitch Should S.F. Elect its Police Chief?

Should S.F. Elect its Police Chief?

When he fired police Chief Greg Suhr on Thursday and appointed an interim replacement a few hours after police shot and killed an unarmed black woman suspected of stealing a car, Mayor Ed Lee was bending to the will of…
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News, The Snitch Police Shoot, Kill Female Auto Theft Suspect in Bayview

Police Shoot, Kill Female Auto Theft Suspect in Bayview

An unidentified African-American female suspected of stealing a car was shot and killed by police this morning in the Bayview District, according to police. It does not appear the woman — who was shot while in the vehicle, which…
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News, The Snitch It's Over Between Sup. London Breed and the Police Officers Association

It's Over Between Sup. London Breed and the Police Officers Association

The rocky relationship between Board of Supervisors President London Breed and the Police Officers Association, the city's reactionary-but-influential cops' union, appears to be over. Following months of acrimony between the union and Breed over her support for things like creating…
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News, The Snitch The SFPD is Pretty Well Fucked

The SFPD is Pretty Well Fucked

The day of reckoning is upon San Francisco’s finest. Or, in other words, the Police Department is fucked. Cops who engage in racial profiling, old-school "stop and frisk tactics," poor discipline of problem officers, little to no accountability across…
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

It's been sixteen days now without solid food now for the "Frisco 5," the activists camped outside Mission Police station on a hunger strike, refusing to budge or to eat until San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr is fired…
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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 DA Charges Former Cop With Blocking Rape Investigation

DA Charges Former Cop With Blocking Rape Investigation

A day after more racist texts exchanged between San Francisco police officers were revealed, this time between officers posted at Taraval Station — including one officer initially suspected of rape — District Attorney George Gascón has charged a former Taraval lieutenant…
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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 Homeless Man With Kitchen Knife Shot by SFPD, Dies

Homeless Man With Kitchen Knife Shot by SFPD, Dies

A man living in one of the Mission District's tent encampments near 19th and Shotwell streets was shot and killed by police after allegedly brandishing a large kitchen knife at homeless outreach workers, according to police. After allegedly threatening the…
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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 Hooray: More Racist, Homophobic Texts Between SFPD Cops Unearthed

Hooray: More Racist, Homophobic Texts Between SFPD Cops Unearthed

You may recall the choice language used by some San Francisco police officers when exchanging text messages — you know, the ones where cops agreed that "all niggers should fucking hang" and "White power" were things to say. ("Ask…
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