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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Says Arizona Can't Boot Illegal Immigrants from Country

Kamala Harris Says Arizona Can't Boot Illegal Immigrants from Country

California has the largest number of illegal immigrants and undocumented laborers in the country. So it should be no surprise that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined the fight against Arizona's unfriendly immigration law.Yesterday, Harris filed a friend-of-the-court brief…
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News, The Snitch Will Arizona Boycott Keep Tasers Out of San Francisco?

Will Arizona Boycott Keep Tasers Out of San Francisco?

In Police Chief George Gascon's rush to arm cops with Tasers, he seems to have forgotten one important thing: The company that manufactures Taser weapons is squarely located in Arizona. And the Grand Canyon State is a place San Francisco…
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Music, All Shook Down Album That Time Time Sort Of Forgot: Desaparecidos' 'Read Music/Speak Spanish'

Album That Time Time Sort Of Forgot: Desaparecidos' 'Read Music/Speak Spanish'

Today sees the stateside release of the Arcade Fire's third full-length album, The Suburbs, which supposedly kicks ass. Not having heard it, I will instead ruminate on another album about suburbs: Read Music/Speak Spanish, the first and only record…
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News, The Snitch Tom Ammiano Mangles Profane Spanish at Unique Immigration Rally (PICS)

Tom Ammiano Mangles Profane Spanish at Unique Immigration Rally (PICS)

As promised, San Franciscans came out against Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law today, in a protest also aimed at the federal identification program known as Secure Communities ("S-COMM for short"). A picturesque group positioned in front of the Federal…
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News, The Snitch Arizona Immigration Law's Appeal Will Come Through San Francisco

Arizona Immigration Law's Appeal Will Come Through San Francisco

In the wake of Arizona's passage of the draconian and controversial SB 1070, San Francisco kick-started the boycott bandwagon and Mayor Gavin Newsom forbade city officials to travel to the Grand Canyon State. Now that Arizona law will be traveling…
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News, The Snitch Police Chief George Gascon Says Arizona Immigration Law Lets Thugs Run Wild

Police Chief George Gascon Says Arizona Immigration Law Lets Thugs Run Wild

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon -- known for locking horns with anti-immigrant demagogue Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County while Gascon served as chief of police in Mesa, Arizona -- said the Grand Canyon State's much-maligned immigration law will…
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News, The Snitch City Councilwoman Claims Arizona Does Not Border Mexico

City Councilwoman Claims Arizona Does Not Border Mexico

San Francisco garnered a lot of attention when it was early to the bandwagon to boycott Arizona over that state's draconian immigration policies (but not the first; Oakland beat San Francisco to the punch while the City By The Bay…
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News, The Snitch Arizona Boycotters Will Show Up At Giants Games

Arizona Boycotters Will Show Up At Giants Games

Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos slated to appear at 'informational pickets' Opponents of the Arizona "papers, please" law SB1070 will be boycotting the Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight and tomorrow by ... showing up at the game.…
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News, The Snitch Is San Francisco Not a 'Rule of Law' City?

Is San Francisco Not a 'Rule of Law' City?

Future illegal aliens dreaming of living the good life in Costa Mesa, Calif. are in for a rude surprise. Yesterday, in a symbolic slap at the notion of "sanctuary cities," the Orange County suburb passed a resolution declaring itself a…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco to Boycott Arizona

San Francisco to Boycott Arizona

The Board of Supervisors today approved a resolution calling for a boycott of the state of Arizona -- but how sharp the teeth are of said boycott remains to be seen. The resolution that passed today does a lot of…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Parent Company to Underwrite Legal Challenge to Arizona Immigration Bill

SF Weekly Parent Company to Underwrite Legal Challenge to Arizona Immigration Bill

Last week, there were some murmurs among local bloggers about whether SF Weekly would suffer as a result of a proposed city boycott of Arizona businesses because of the Grand Canyon State's harsh new immigration law. Editors at SF Appeal…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Beats S.F. to the Punch on Arizona Boycott

Oakland Beats S.F. to the Punch on Arizona Boycott

San Francisco's proposed boycott of the state of Arizona drew a national spotlight. But the distinction -- be it positive or negative -- of actually enacting a boycott goes to Oakland, which can add that laurel to the city's trophy…
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News, The Snitch Best Posters From the Immigration Reform March

Best Posters From the Immigration Reform March

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News, The Snitch Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Just Back From Arizona, Doubts Wisdom of Boycott

Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Just Back From Arizona, Doubts Wisdom of Boycott

San Francisco politicians' push to boycott Arizona following the Grand Canyon State's adoption of a harsh new immigration policy popped a lot of flashbulbs, and earned a lot of ink. But now some city leaders are questioning the wisdom of…
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News, The Snitch Bookie Site Lays Odds on Controversial Arizona Immigration Law

Bookie Site Lays Odds on Controversial Arizona Immigration Law

If the 9-11 tragedy didn't prove Americans' indomitable will and heroic ability -- to make a buck off anything, this will. The bookmaking site youwager.com has commenced laying odds and taking bets related to the controversial Arizona immigration law that…
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News, The Snitch Here it Is: San Francisco's Arizona Boycott Resolution

Here it Is: San Francisco's Arizona Boycott Resolution

Supervisor David Campos' resolution to boycott the state of Arizona due to its harsh new immigration law, SB 1070, keeps it short and sweet. Two-and-a-half pages of whereases and then a few punchy statements at the end. This isn't exactly…
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