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News, Sucka Free City Massaging the Super Bowl's Sex Trafficking Stats

Massaging the Super Bowl's Sex Trafficking Stats

Almost two weeks ago, what was supposedly the world's biggest human trafficking event ended with a football game. As Super Bowl 50 trudged to its lackluster finale, a meticulously choreographed FBI operation was busting pimps and rescuing trafficked sex workers…
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News, Sucka Free City Sex Offenders' Scarlet Passports

Sex Offenders' Scarlet Passports

On Feb. 8, President Barack Obama signed the "International Megan's Law," which puts a unique identifier on convicted sex offenders' passports. It also creates a new office at Customs tasked with alerting destination countries when a sex offender travels abroad.…
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News, The Snitch Sex Offender Clinic Won't Move Into Duboce Triangle After Neighborhood Protests

Sex Offender Clinic Won't Move Into Duboce Triangle After Neighborhood Protests

The people of Duboce Triangle have spoken, and their NIMBY message is loud and clear: No sex offenders allowed! Sharper Future, a clinic that provides outpatient treatment to sex offenders, had planned to move into 100 Church St. (which…
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Why the Feds' Review of the SFPD Might Not Matter

When Mayor Ed Lee announced on Feb. 1 that the Department of Justice would review the San Francisco Police Department, many community activists expected a wholesale investigation. At minimum, they expected the department to be held accountable for the Dec.…
News, Sucka Free City The Secretive Campaign to Legalize Ferret Ownership in California

The Secretive Campaign to Legalize Ferret Ownership in California

Pat Wright loves ferrets — a forbidden love in California, where owning the animals has been illegal since 1933. The state's complex ecosystem and ferrets' outlaw reputation as chicken killers make the weasel-like creature verboten here and in Hawaii. Like…
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News, The Snitch FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Trafficking Stats, But Says It Doesn’t Track the Number of Prostitutes Arrested

FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Trafficking Stats, But Says It Doesn’t Track the Number of Prostitutes Arrested

As SF Weekly reported a couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area’s anti-human trafficking operations during the Super Bowl were no joke. More than 50 organizations, an army of 5,000 trained volunteers, and a who’s who of federal law enforcement…
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News, The Snitch Nuns Who Feed the Homeless Face Eviction After Rent Hike

Nuns Who Feed the Homeless Face Eviction After Rent Hike

Here’s a depressing, infuriating tidbit for you: Two nuns, who’ve served meals to the homeless from their modest Turk Street kitchen since 2008, face eviction after their landlord raised their rent by more than 50 percent. The Fraternite Notre…
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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 In Continuing Bid for Relevance, Infamous Hate Group Plans to Protest at the Super Bowl

In Continuing Bid for Relevance, Infamous Hate Group Plans to Protest at the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl and its thousands of revelers in town, there’s no better time to garner attention for good old-fashioned hate speech. A group infamous for staging homophobic protests plans to do just that. As Hoodline first noted,…
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Supervisor Farrell Won't Pay His Ethics Fine — Or Talk About It

What did Supervisor Mark Farrell know and when did he know it? That's the question before the city's Ethics Commission — and it's one Mayor Ed Lee's ally prefers to let his attorney and spokesman answer. The trouble started in…
News, The Snitch Federal Review of SFPD Won't Be the Sweeping Civil Rights Probe Activists Hoped For

Federal Review of SFPD Won't Be the Sweeping Civil Rights Probe Activists Hoped For

When word got out yesterday that the Department of Justice would review the San Francisco Police Department, activists hoped that meant a sweeping investigation of the SFPD’s pattern of racial bias and civil rights violations, similar to federal probes…
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News, The Snitch Department of Justice to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

Department of Justice to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

Last week, District Attorney George Gascón sent a scathing letter to Mayor Ed Lee, accusing the latter of not being committed to police reform, and also calling out police Chief Greg Suhr for not cooperating with Gascón’s blue ribbon…
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News, The Snitch ACLU Calls for Federal Investigation Into SFPD's Pattern of Civil Rights Violations

ACLU Calls for Federal Investigation Into SFPD's Pattern of Civil Rights Violations

Barely 24 hours after District Attorney George Gascón’s scathing letter to Mayor Lee, in which he questioned the latter’s commitment to reforming police department bias, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has called on the Department of…
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News, The Snitch D.A. Blasts Mayor Lee and Police Chief Suhr For Not Cooperating With Misconduct Investigation

D.A. Blasts Mayor Lee and Police Chief Suhr For Not Cooperating With Misconduct Investigation

You’re not serious about addressing police misconduct or reforming police department culture. That’s the gist of a Jan. 28 letter that District Attorney George Gascón sent to Mayor Ed Lee.  As the Examiner reports, Gascón wants to know why,…
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News, The Snitch Even as City Reportedly Dismantles Homeless Encampments, This Man Vows to Replace Tents

Even as City Reportedly Dismantles Homeless Encampments, This Man Vows to Replace Tents

This morning, a video posted on Facebook purportedly shows a clean-up crew from the Department of Public Works dismantling the homeless tent encampment on San Bruno Avenue. Jordan Buck, who posted the video, noted, “Everyone in the encampment on…
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The Super Bowl is The "Civic Celebration" The City Doesn't Want

A funny thing happened on the Super Bowl's way to a $5.3 million-and-counting price tag: it transformed from a corporate extravaganza for America's richest professional sports league into a "civic celebration." At least, that's what Mayor Ed Lee's office now…
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Mayor Lee Orders the City to Buy Socially Responsible Guns

When you think of socially responsible products, you think of Fair Trade coffee or solar panels. Now, Mayor Ed Lee wants to add guns to that list. On Jan. 20, Lee issued an executive directive ordering city cops to buy…
News, Feature Super Bowl 50: Bay Area Law Enforcement Buys The Myth of Human Trafficking

Super Bowl 50: Bay Area Law Enforcement Buys The Myth of Human Trafficking

Last Thursday, about three dozen people, most of them women, gathered at the edge of Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin. Many held handmade placards announcing various Bay Area cities — Oakland, Cupertino, Half Moon Bay — while four others posed…
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News, The Snitch More Super Bowl Disruptions: A No Fly Zone and Fighter Jets

More Super Bowl Disruptions: A No Fly Zone and Fighter Jets

In addition to causing gridlock on San Francisco streets, Super Bowl 50 will also wreak havoc in the sky. As KPIX reports, the Federal Aviation Administration will enforce a ban on “general aviation operations” within a 10-nautical mile radius…
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News, The Snitch CA Lawmaker Says Human Trafficking is a Good Reason to Make Your Smartphone Less Secure

CA Lawmaker Says Human Trafficking is a Good Reason to Make Your Smartphone Less Secure

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, and here in San Francisco, state and local agencies have been busy hosting press conferences, summits, and training sessions for staff in the hospitality industry. Yesterday, at an event in the Tenderloin, the…
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