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The news that didn’t make the news in SF

September 16, 2010
Every year, the Guardian features the Top 10 Project Censored stories presented by the Sonoma State University project that spends all year analyzing which...

Endorsement interviews: Bert Hill

September 16, 2010
Bert Hill is running to represent western San Francisco on BART's Board of Director, taking on incumbent James Fang, the city's only Republican elected...

McGoldrick to challenge Fang for BART Board?

July 21, 2010
The calls are already going out: former Supervisor Jake McGoldrick ought to challenge James Fang for BART Board. Bruce Balshone reported enthusiastically on the draft...

Pro-Mehserle rally breaks out in Walnut Creek

July 19, 2010
Supporters of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle rallied in Walnut Creek this afternoon, eleven days after protests and violence erupted in Oakland July...

Beyond the rage

What the Mehserle verdict says about how far we've come -- and how far we have to go

Fix the BART police force – or disband it

18 months after a BART cop shot Oscar Grant, the transit agency still doesn't have effective police oversight EDITORIAL Who murdered Oscar Grant? Part...

Fix the BART police force – or disband it

18 months after a BART cop shot Oscar Grant, the transit agency still doesn't have effective police oversight

Editor’s Notes

The cops deal with annoying white people all the time, and they don't get beat up, shot, or abused anywhere nearly as often as black people

Oakland and SF brace for reaction to Mehserle verdict

Oakland and San Francisco police and city officials are nervously awaiting the verdict in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police...

Why SF cops shouldn’t have tasers

June 25, 2010
So let's assume, arguendo as the lawyers say, the Johannes Mehserle is telling the truth, that he thought he had drawn his taser instead of his...

Ammiano wants to clean up crime labs

June 21, 2010
Why could the San Francisco crime lab operate with so many problems for such a long time? One reason: There’s little or no effective...

ENDORSEMENTS: National and state races

Editor's note: the file below contains a correction, updated May 5 2010.  National races U.S. SENATE, DEMOCRAT BARBARA BOXER The Republican Party is targeting this race as one...


February 9, 2010
alerts@sfbg.com THURSDAY, FEB. 11 Let BART know Protest the upcoming BART Board meeting, which follows BART attorney Dale Allen's announcement that BART intends to "vigorously fight ...

The problem with Tasers

January 27, 2010
A Taser should be treated like any lethal weapon, and used only when deadly force would be authorized

Editorial: Just say no on tasers

January 26, 2010
A taser should be treated like any other lethal weapon only when deadly force would be authorized The BART police officer who pulled a...

The Taser problem

January 25, 2010
By Tim Redmond Still not a lot of details on the machete-wielding man shot and killed by the SF cops this weekend, but the incident...

The year in blog

December 30, 2009
By Steven T. Jones It’s been a big year on this blog, as I discuss in this week’s paper. To go along with that story,...


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Incident shows BART cops need civilian oversight

November 23, 2009
By Rebecca Bowe and Steven T. Jones BART police are once again embroiled in an excessive force controversy, this time for an incident yesterday involving...

BART’s even weaker legislation

September 3, 2009
By Wendi Jonassen and Tim Redmond There’s a move in Sacramento to authorize BART to put its relatively weak police oversight process into action --...

BART Police try to halt reform

August 7, 2009
By Tim Redmond When the BART Board's special committee on civilian oversight of the BART police came up with its draft proposal, it seemed as...

The BART police review plan

July 29, 2009
By Tim Redmond The BART Board has released a final draft of its new police-oversight policy, and you can comment on it at a public...

Problems with the BART police plan

July 17, 2009
By Tim Redmond The final draft of a civilian oversight plan for the BART police is headed for the full BART Board -- and while...

Peskin takes on BART

July 13, 2009
By Tim Redmond BART’s a system close to meltdown, with a strike possibly looming, a police scandal still lingering and now the San Francisco...