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News, The Snitch Oakland Gets the Protest Curfew SF Chronicle Columnists Called For

Oakland Gets the Protest Curfew SF Chronicle Columnists Called For

Just a few weeks after two San Francisco Chronicle columnists proposed cutting off the First Amendment in Oakland at sundown, Mayor Libby Schaaf has followed their advice and implemented a selective ban on nighttime protest marches in the city. …
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News, The Snitch Leap Transit Forced to Cease Operations by State

Leap Transit Forced to Cease Operations by State

Leap Transit, the private bus line that operates a luxury alternative to Muni between the Financial District and the Marina, has halted operations after receiving a cease and desist letter from the California Public Utilities Commission.  In a post…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Finally Gets a Deadline for Body Camera Policy

SFPD Finally Gets a Deadline for Body Camera Policy

Body cameras for police officers in San Francisco have long been discussed, but there's never been a clear timeline for when they would be implemented. One of the major roadblocks has been the need to develop a policy governing their…
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News, The Snitch Yung Lott Sues SFPD, City Over Rap Video Shoot Raid

Yung Lott Sues SFPD, City Over Rap Video Shoot Raid

Two months after SFPD raided his video shoot in Bayview Hunter's Point, Bay Area hip hop artist Yung Lott is suing the police and the City of San Francisco for civil rights violations, The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The…
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News, The Snitch SF City Attorney Unhappy with Stanyan Street McDonald's

SF City Attorney Unhappy with Stanyan Street McDonald's

San Francisco City Attorney Herrera is threatening to sue McDonald's Corporation for failing to clean up drugs and "other public nuisances" at the franchise's restaurant at 730 Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park. In a pre-litigation demand letter sent to…
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News, The Snitch Three Judges to Join Task Force Investigating Bias in SF Policing

Three Judges to Join Task Force Investigating Bias in SF Policing

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is adding three judges to the blue ribbon task force investigating bias within the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The task force was established in the wake of revelations about…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Is About To Be Under a Lot More Surveillance

SFPD Is About To Be Under a Lot More Surveillance

The body count of unarmed black men and women killed by the police continues to rise, and protests continue to break out across the country. One of the only solutions to racist policing and police brutality to gain any…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Settles Police Department Whistleblower Lawsuit Out of Court

San Francisco Settles Police Department Whistleblower Lawsuit Out of Court

The San Francisco Police Department appears to have dodged a major embarrassment. The City of San Francisco today agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit against Police Chief Greg Suhr that was filed by Kelly O'Haire, a former attorney in…
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News, The Snitch District Attorney Launches Task Force Into Law Enforcement Misconduct

District Attorney Launches Task Force Into Law Enforcement Misconduct

The San Francisco District Attorney's Office launched a new task force today to independently investigate allegations of police misconduct, starting with recent accusations that sheriff deputies forced inmates to fight. The task force will pull together structured teams that will…
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News, The Snitch Thieves Drive Car Into High-End Audio Store, Steal $100,000 Worth of Equipment

Thieves Drive Car Into High-End Audio Store, Steal $100,000 Worth of Equipment

San Francisco police are investigating another brazen smash-and-grab burglary that happened morning at a high-end audio/visual retail store in the city's Nob Hill neighborhood.  At about 4 a.m., the thieves plowed their car into the shop on the 1600…
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News, The Snitch Video Shows S.F. Cop Beating Homeless Man

Video Shows S.F. Cop Beating Homeless Man

San Francisco police are in trouble again. A new video surfaced today showing Officer Raymond Chu beating a homeless man with his baton and then blasting him with a shot of pepper spray.  Here's what happened, according to Public Defender…
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News, The Snitch Sex Offender Busted Having Sex With Girlfriend in Golden Gate Park

Sex Offender Busted Having Sex With Girlfriend in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco police arrested a registered sex offender after he was busted fornicating for all to see at Golden Gate Park.  According to police reports, two officers were patrolling the park at about 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday when they saw…
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News, The Snitch Lucky Luke: Fugitive Who Escaped Jail Busted in South Bay

Lucky Luke: Fugitive Who Escaped Jail Busted in South Bay

Luke Brugnara, aka "Lucky Luke" ran out of luck yesterday when he was arrested after slipping out of jail last week.  The FBI reports that the fugitive was captured yesterday in Los Gatos and has since returned to jail. Brugnara had…
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News, The Snitch Driver Who Crashed Into Former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Calls Judge a Fat Mother Fucker

Driver Who Crashed Into Former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Calls Judge a Fat Mother Fucker

That driver who crashed into former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano earlier this week appeared in court where he cursed out a judge, illustrating that he could probably use a better lawyer than himself.  The Chron reports that Ronnie Moody, 32, was acting as his…
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News, The Snitch We Talked to the People Defacing Those Islamophobic Muni Ads

We Talked to the People Defacing Those Islamophobic Muni Ads

You may have seen them on buses around town, the odious Muni ads that equate Muslims with Nazis and claim that the U.S. government supports anti-Semitism with foreign aid. The ghastly Pamela Geller, she of the American Freedom Defense…
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News, The Snitch You Wouldn't Believe Crazy Things Passengers Tried to Sneak Onto Airplanes in 2014

You Wouldn't Believe Crazy Things Passengers Tried to Sneak Onto Airplanes in 2014

Given the thorough and somewhat invasive security patdowns at airports these days, the rational person wouldn't even consider smuggling a loaded firearm onto a plane — let alone that family-size tube of hair product. Unfortunately, the nation isn't full of rational…
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News, The Snitch Here Are The Guys Accused of Stealing a Newspaper Truck and Leading Police on a High-Speed Chase

Here Are The Guys Accused of Stealing a Newspaper Truck and Leading Police on a High-Speed Chase

Police released the names and images of the two San Francisco men suspected of stealing a Chronicle newspaper delivery truck yesterday morning and leading police on a high-speed chase through several counties.  Andrew Rojas, 30, and Rudolph "Rudy" Martinez, 53,…
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News, The Snitch 49ers Sack Ray McDonald in Light of Sexual Assault Claims

49ers Sack Ray McDonald in Light of Sexual Assault Claims

The 49ers have ejected defensive lineman Ray McDonald following new sexual assault allegations that surfaced earlier this week.  On Tuesday, police served a search warrant to the player's Silver Creek Valley home, after receiving reports from an alleged assault victim…
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News, The Snitch Guy in Santa Suit Robs S.F. Bank During SantaCon

Guy in Santa Suit Robs S.F. Bank During SantaCon

There were a lot of naughty Santas roaming the streets of San Francisco this weekend, but there's only one who police are really interested in — and he remains on the lam.  According to police reports, amid Saturday's SantaCon fest, a…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous  Arts Collective Claims Responsibility for Effigies at UC Berkeley

Anonymous Arts Collective Claims Responsibility for Effigies at UC Berkeley

An anonymous collective of "queer and people of color" artists has claimed responsibility for three lynching effigies that were strung around UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, the same day that thousands of people marched through the downtown corridors of cities…
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