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News, The Snitch Report: Six Witnesses Contradict Police Account of Homeless Man’s SFPD Killing

Report: Six Witnesses Contradict Police Account of Homeless Man’s SFPD Killing

More witnesses interviewed by The Guardian are contradicting the Police Department’s account of how a homeless man came to be shot to death by police officers last week. So far, six people who claim to have seen the shooting have…
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News, The Snitch Richmond Man Arrested in Valentine's Day Double Slaying

Richmond Man Arrested in Valentine's Day Double Slaying

A Richmond man believed to be responsible for the double homicide at the Twin Peaks lookout on Valentine's Day is in custody in San Francisco, according to reports. Richard Contreras, 19, was arrested in Richmond on Monday after a…
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News, The Snitch Vallejo: Off-Duty Cop Fatally Shot By His Grandson's Father

Vallejo: Off-Duty Cop Fatally Shot By His Grandson's Father

An off-duty Richmond police officer was shot and killed in his Vallejo home by the father of his 6-year-old grandson, who is now in custody, according to reports. Gus Vegas, 58, was asleep in his home in Vallejo's Glen Cove…
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News, The Snitch Man Who Claims He Was Stabbed by Mario Woods Speaks Out

Man Who Claims He Was Stabbed by Mario Woods Speaks Out

In an exclusive interview, ABC 7 talked to the man who claims to be Mario Woods’ stabbing victim — a victim that some in the community had questioned the existence of, given that his identity has been under wraps…
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News, The Snitch It Was a Disturbing Weekend for Public Transportation in the Bay Area

It Was a Disturbing Weekend for Public Transportation in the Bay Area

It was an atypically grisly weekend for public transit around the Bay. On Saturday evening, a BART passenger was shot dead on a train near the West Oakland station — a shooting whose chaotic aftermath was captured on cell phones…
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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 Would Mario Woods Still be Alive if the SFPD had TASERs?

Would Mario Woods Still be Alive if the SFPD had TASERs?

Many San Franciscans want to know whether the SFPD could have subdued 26-year-old Mario Woods without killing him on Wednesday afternoon. The department has made a point of saying that officers did try to disarm Woods first, by blasting…
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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 Witness Video Appears to Show Police Shooting in Bayview

Witness Video Appears to Show Police Shooting in Bayview

Witness video uploaded to Instagram appears to…
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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 City College Debates Whether to Arm Campus Police

City College Debates Whether to Arm Campus Police

Should campus cops carry guns? That’s the question being debated at City College of San Francisco, where a would-be shooter forced the school library to evacuate last month. On Oct. 13, an altercation between three students spilled into the…
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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 Suspect in Virginia Shooting Has Ties to San Francisco

Suspect in Virginia Shooting Has Ties to San Francisco

Vester Flanagan, who works under the name Bryce Williams, is suspected of killing 24-year-old Alison…
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News, The Snitch Elia Cruz, Richard Turner Identified as Murder Victims

Elia Cruz, Richard Turner Identified as Murder Victims

Medical authorities have identified the last two victims who were killed over a particularly bloody weekend that saw multiple homicides.On Saturday night, police were called to Mission and Fifth streets just after 11 p.m. for a welfare check. When they…
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News, The Snitch Football Stabbing, Dramatic Shooting Kept Cops Busy Yesterday

Football Stabbing, Dramatic Shooting Kept Cops Busy Yesterday

It was an active weekend for San Francisco cops and criminals. Police made a few significant arrests, starting with a stabbing near Candlestick Park where the 49ers were playing the New York Giants on Sunday. According to police. the incident…
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News, The Snitch Darius Perkins Identified as Man Shot to Death in Bayview; Homicide No. 46

Darius Perkins Identified as Man Shot to Death in Bayview; Homicide No. 46

Medical authorities have identified Darius Perkins as the man who was shot to death yesterday evening near a Bayview store. Police were called to the scene at about 5:20 p.m. where they found 25-year-old Perkins on a sidewalk on the…
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News, The Snitch Gun Violence Continues: Man Shot in Ingleside District

Gun Violence Continues: Man Shot in Ingleside District

A 18-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot yesterday morning while driving through the Ingleside neighborhood. Police say the victim and another man were driving along San Jose and Geneva avenues at about 11:17 a.m. yesterday when…
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News, The Snitch Kenneth Harding's Family Retains Attorney, Demands Shooting Records from SFPD

Kenneth Harding's Family Retains Attorney, Demands Shooting Records from SFPD

The family of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding, the Seattle man who died in a gunfire battle with police, has retained high-profile civil rights attorney John Burris and could file a lawsuit. Associate attorney Adante Pointer is demanding that the cops start…
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News, The Snitch Police Say Kenneth Harding Shot Himself

Police Say Kenneth Harding Shot Himself

Those who were looking for answers surrounding Saturday's officer-involved shooting which killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding aren't going to feel satisfied by this news. Police are now saying Harding, a Seattle parolee, shot himself in the six-second gunshot exchange between him…
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