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News, The Snitch City Tentatively Settles Lawsuit with Local Party Promoter Arash Ghanadan

City Tentatively Settles Lawsuit with Local Party Promoter Arash Ghanadan

Last year, SF Weekly told readers about Arash Ghanadan, a local party promoter who sued undercover Officer Larry Bertrand for what he claims was an unlawful arrest. The city has potentially reached a settlement with Ghanadan, yet lawyers would not…
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Still Snoopin'

You might remember "Cops Who Spy," a story we published in September revealing the details of a secret probe conducted by the San Francisco Police Department. During that police investigation, which sprouted from 2003's Fajitagate scandal, detectives collected and studied…
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Toothless Wonder

When it comes to civilian oversight of the police, few cities in the United States enjoy a more stellar reputation than San Francisco. Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Office of Citizen Complaints is among the oldest civilian police…
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The Grid

Of Privilege and Persistence So, Mayor Willie Brown has appointed his new supe: Gavin Newsom, a 29-year-old, straight, white guy whose sensibilities proceed from the homogenous Cow Hollow neighborhood, where he owns a restaurant with the Pelosi (read Congresswoman Nancy)…
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Civilian Brass

Thirteen years ago, civilians in S.F. won the authority to investigate and prosecute police misconduct before a disciplinary panel, thanks to a lesbian and gay community fed up with abusive SFPD crowd-control tactics and discriminatory law enforcement. Unfortunately, the Office…
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Cop Stop?

Willie Brown's victory in the first round of the mayor's race appears to have had a remarkable effect on Frank Jordan's political consciousness. Just nine days after the election results were posted, Mayor Jordan intervened in the long-running saga of…
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Letters

By Any Means Necessary I don't like thinking about abortion and the struggle for reproductive freedom as a "war," although that is essentially what it has become ("The War Womb," June 21). We struggle to pass laws protecting clinics, only…
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Report From the Commissioner?

Police Commissioner Anthony P. Rodriguez was a cop for five years, resigning from the department 33 years ago. One would think by now he could distinguish between police and civilian life. But he apparently thinks he still possesses police powers.…
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Cops Watching Cops

Check out the finalists the Police Commission is interviewing to take the helm at the Office of Citizen Complaints, the civilian police watchdog agency. But first, clamp firmly on nose. Russ Quinn, a middle-aged former police chief from Hercules, a…
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