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News, The Snitch SF, Oakland, SJ Police Upset Over Mario Woods Day

SF, Oakland, SJ Police Upset Over Mario Woods Day

It stands to reason that San Francisco police are on the defensive right now, perhaps even a little more on edge than is normal for law enforcement. Twice this week the department has received death threats - the first, for…
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News, The Snitch SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

In its purest form, journalism is about collecting information and presenting it to the public in an objective manner. The general thinking goes that if journalists stray from this path — if they appear to favor one side over the…
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News, The Snitch How Many OC Workers Does It Take To Deliver $100K To SF Homeless Hero?

How Many OC Workers Does It Take To Deliver $100K To SF Homeless Hero?

It was the kind of feel-good story all too often lacking in the daily headlines: In March, homeless resident Matthew Hay-Chapman was promised $100,000 in reward money for helping San Francisco police arrest two of three Orange County escaped…
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5 End Hunger Strike; Supporters Turn City Hall into a Fortress Again

Frisco 5 End Hunger Strike; Supporters Turn City Hall into a Fortress Again

After making worldwide news, the "Frisco 5" hunger strike ended on Saturday after 17 days without solid food for five people, who had hoped to force Mayor Ed Lee into meeting demands — including the removal of police Chief…
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

It's been sixteen days now without solid food now for the "Frisco 5," the activists camped outside Mission Police station on a hunger strike, refusing to budge or to eat until San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr is fired…
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News, The Snitch Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

In tech, angels are people with deep pockets who fund startups. In the real world, people who do actual good with their money often receive the same heavenly moniker. With nothing more than a checkbook and a good heart,…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: At SFSU, Black Student Confronts White Guy Over Dreadlocks

VIDEO: At SFSU, Black Student Confronts White Guy Over Dreadlocks

Many people are coming to the defense of a white male student who appears to be accosted by a black female student at San Francisco State University over his white dreadlocks in a video posted to YouTube on Monday. The…
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News, The Snitch The Day After Killing in Front of Police Station, Mayor, Chief Announce Police Reforms

The Day After Killing in Front of Police Station, Mayor, Chief Announce Police Reforms

On Monday morning, a somber and slightly ashen-faced Mayor Ed Lee appeared at a press conference — an act rarer and rarer for the mayor in  the nearly three months since the fatal police shooting of Mario Woods on…
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News, The Snitch Yelp Employee, Fired Over Housing Concerns, Worked For "Housing Activist" Tech CEO

Yelp Employee, Fired Over Housing Concerns, Worked For "Housing Activist" Tech CEO

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman was in the news all weekend, for all the wrong reasons. His company and his erstwhile employee, Talia Jane — the 25-year-old "mysteriously" fired from her entry-level job at Yelp after noting in a Medium post…
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News, The Snitch Black Lives Matters' Alicia Garza: Beyonce, the Patriarchy, and (Why She Isn't Voting For) Hillary Clinton

Black Lives Matters' Alicia Garza: Beyonce, the Patriarchy, and (Why She Isn't Voting For) Hillary Clinton

The world was introduced to the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in August 2014 via a hashtag attached to the scenes of unrest and protest in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, the phrase, co-coined by Bay Area native Alicia Garza, has permanently…
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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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News, The Snitch Tenderloin Nuns Facing Eviction Also Feed Tenants in SRO Owned by Same Landlord

Tenderloin Nuns Facing Eviction Also Feed Tenants in SRO Owned by Same Landlord

Those Tenderloin nuns facing a four-figure rent hike and possible eviction are lauded throughout the neighborhood for feeding the homeless, but the homeless aren’t their only clients. Many tenants of the building next door on Turk Street rely on…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee: Mario Woods Shooting Was "Horrifying" "Firing Squad"

Mayor Ed Lee: Mario Woods Shooting Was "Horrifying" "Firing Squad"

Mayor Ed Lee has received heat for the way his office handled the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods — from both the Black Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter sets. It took Lee until Dec. 7, five…
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News, The Snitch The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

Now that the Super Bowl is over (sorry, Panthers fans) and Justin Herman Plaza can return to its usual state, we may ask: How did the city do taking care of the homeless during the big hoopla? Well, a…
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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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News, The Snitch Affordable Housing Delays Mean a Bigger Bill for the Public

Affordable Housing Delays Mean a Bigger Bill for the Public

It will soon be a smidgen easier to build affordable housing in the city. But a thicket of hazards and roadblocks could still potentially snarl affordable housing developers for years. It’s a painful process, but to some in the…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Lee Says Outreach Workers Gave The Homeless “Alternatives” Before Telling Them To Move

Mayor Lee Says Outreach Workers Gave The Homeless “Alternatives” Before Telling Them To Move

When I asked Mayor Ed Lee to explain his comment last summer that the homeless on the Embarcadero will “have to leave” during the Super Bowl , the first thing he said was, “Well, it’s not surprising that SF…
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News, The Snitch Scenes From Saturday's Protest Marking the Debut of Super Bowl City

Scenes From Saturday's Protest Marking the Debut of Super Bowl City

The Justice For Mario Woods coalition welcomed the NFL to San Francisco in the most quintessentially San Francisco way possible on Saturday: with marching, chanting, and a cadre of police officers in dogged, if sluggish, pursuit. In theory, the…
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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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