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Julia Carrie Wong

Julia Carrie Wong

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Julia Carrie Wong's work has appeared in numerous local and national titles including 48hills, Salon, In These Times, The Nation, and The New Yorker.
News, Sucka Free City The Black Dust You Breathe on BART

The Black Dust You Breathe on BART

When the Embarcadero BART station opened in 1976, the east wall was adorned by a 50-foot-tall sculpture made of 7,000 pounds of bright orange rope. By the time artist Barbara Shawcroft's massive macrame was dismantled in 2014, after decades of…
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News, The Many Scandals of Police Chief Greg Suhr

The Many Scandals of Police Chief Greg Suhr

The amount of shit that has rolled off San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr's back would have buried many a less well-connected and less politically savvy top cop long ago. Suhr's tenure as a police leader has been as scandal-ridden…
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News, The Snitch Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

After weeks of controversy and a high stakes game of legislative musical chairs set off by the election of Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today on a package of legislation to fund the construction…
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News, The Snitch What We Know So Far About the SFPD Officers Who Shot and Killed Mario Woods (Updated)

What We Know So Far About the SFPD Officers Who Shot and Killed Mario Woods (Updated)

On Friday evening, the San Francisco Police Department released the names of the five officers who discharged their weapons at Mario Woods on Dec. 2, killing him and setting off protests and calls to reform police tactics. They are: Winson…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Releases Names of Police Officers who Shot and Killed Mario Woods

SFPD Releases Names of Police Officers who Shot and Killed Mario Woods

The San Francisco Police Department released the names of the officers who fired their weapons at Mario Woods on Dec. 2, killing him. The officers are: Winson Seto, Antonio Santos, Charles August, Nicholas Cuevas and Scott Phillips, according to the…
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News, The Snitch Students Stage Walk Out to Protest Police Killing of Mario Woods

Students Stage Walk Out to Protest Police Killing of Mario Woods

Students from across San Francisco joined protests against the police killing of Mario Woods in the Mission and at City Hall today. Some students were accompanied by teachers or excused from classes, while others walked out without permission.  Around 11:00…
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News, The Snitch Outraged and Betrayed, Protesters Renew Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation After Killing of Mario Woods

Outraged and Betrayed, Protesters Renew Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation After Killing of Mario Woods

Two minutes at a time, scores of outraged and grieving community members — friends and family members of Mario Woods, mothers and fathers of murdered children, pastors, activists, teachers, students — delivered the same message from the podium at…
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News, Sucka Free City Lyft Looks for Business in an Unlikely Place

Lyft Looks for Business in an Unlikely Place

In the battle of San Francisco ride-hail companies, Lyft is the scrappy underdog. With its fuzzy pink mustaches and $4 billion valuation, it's the harmless Ewok to Uber's $62.5 billion Death Star. Star Wars metaphors aside, the fundamentals of both…
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News, After the Police Killing of Mario Woods, SF is "That Kind of Town"

After the Police Killing of Mario Woods, SF is "That Kind of Town"

In the video, the man shuffles and lurches uncertainly against a nondescript garage door. Bystanders scream. A group of police officers — at least ten — surround the man, weapons raised, in an arrangement that at least one elected official…
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News, The Snitch Bald Eagle Finally Earns Its Keep as Symbol of United States

Bald Eagle Finally Earns Its Keep as Symbol of United States

Birds are the worst animals, and bald eagles are no exception. It's one thing to have the national bird of the U.S. be a bald eagle, since all birds are garbage, but it's bullshit that the bald eagle is also…
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News, The Snitch Police to Reconsider Use of Force Policy after Killing of Mario Woods

Police to Reconsider Use of Force Policy after Killing of Mario Woods

San Francisco will review and potentially revise the police department's "Use of Force" policy following the fatal police shooting of Mario Woods in the Bayview last Wednesday, Dec. 2. Video of the shooting, showing at least ten police officers…
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News, The Snitch Outraged Community Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation Over Killing of Mario Woods

Outraged Community Calls for SFPD Chief's Resignation Over Killing of Mario Woods

A community meeting in the Bayview erupted in anger and calls for the resignation of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr as the embattled police chief attempted to justify the fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Mario Woods on Wednesday.…
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News, The Snitch UPDATED: Mario Woods, Gang Member Slain by SFPD, Remembered as "Total Sweetheart"

UPDATED: Mario Woods, Gang Member Slain by SFPD, Remembered as "Total Sweetheart"

This post has been updated. The man shot and killed by San Francisco police yesterday was identified as Mario Woods, 26, by the city's Medical Examiner. The encounter began after a stabbing victim arrived at San Francisco General Hospital yesterday…
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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, Sucka Free City New Jail Could Be Approved Days Before It’s Rendered Unnecessary

New Jail Could Be Approved Days Before It’s Rendered Unnecessary

On Oct. 16, Carlos Argueta and Pascal Krummenacher — a staff attorney and an intern with the Eviction Defense Collaborative — appeared in court at the Hall of Justice. Krummenacher arrived through the courtroom's main door, clad in the hipster…
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News, The Snitch VCs Tweeting Badly: Zuckerberg "Charity" Edition

VCs Tweeting Badly: Zuckerberg "Charity" Edition

Welcome to the second edition of VCs Tweeting Badly, a semi-regular look at the terrible ideas of rich people.  Today the world of venture capitalists is all of atwitter about people being mean to a new dad.  Yesterday, Facebook CEO…
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News, The Snitch Librarians Stop Stabbing, Kick Ass in General

Librarians Stop Stabbing, Kick Ass in General

If there's one thing we've learned this fall, it's that you don't fuck with librarians. (Just ask Airbnb how that went for them.)  So it should come as no surprise that the staff of the San Francisco Public Library, in…
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News, The Snitch Add a $10,000 Violin to the List of Things You Shouldn't Leave in Your Car in San Francisco

Add a $10,000 Violin to the List of Things You Shouldn't Leave in Your Car in San Francisco

A parked car in San Francisco is just about the least safe place you can leave your valuables. As we've reported in the past, San Francisco has seen a 45% increase in auto burglaries this year. Several musicians have lost…
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News, The Snitch Kink.com Severs Ties With James Deen, Porn Star  Accused of Sexual Assault

Kink.com Severs Ties With James Deen, Porn Star Accused of Sexual Assault

UPDATE: San Francisco-based BDSM pornography studio Kink.com is severing all ties with James Deen, the popular porn star accused of sexual assault by several female porn performers in the past few days. Here's Kink's statement: For the Kink.com community,…
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Tech Shares Pro-Migrant Memes, But What About Money?

In 1997, when Apple was still a not-all-that-popular computer manufacturer, the company launched an ad campaign pairing black and white photographs of iconic figures — Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Amelia Earhart, Muhammed Ali — with the slogan "Think Different." Apple's…