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End mass incarceration

EDITORIAL We at the Bay Guardian wholeheartedly support the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and its call for the month of October to be "a...

Ammiano “angry” as Brown vetoes prosecutor misconduct bill

September 29, 2014
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano strongly criticized Gov. Jerry Brown today for yesterday vetoing his Assembly 885, which would have provided modest sanctions for prosecutors...

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner who fought Secure Communities

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Alerts: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23 SF Public Defender's Justice Summit Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. www.tinyurl.com/justsummit. 30 Grove, SF. 9am-3pm, free. The Jury Is Out: The San...

Police provide explanation of Bernal Heights Park shooting at emotional town hall meeting

March 26, 2014
The San Francisco Police Department held a town hall meeting at Leonard Flynn Elementary school last night to discuss a March 21 officer-involved...

Cops on campus

Agreement between SFUSD and SFPD sets guidelines for officers in schools, but without the binding language that reformers sought

SFUSD students may get new police protections

Students who run afoul of the police may gain new protections under an agreement between the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Unified...

Suspending judgment

SFUSD considers alternatives to suspensions that some say unfairly impact students of color

We give thanks

EDITORIAL We offer a lot of criticism here on the Guardian's editorial page, which is probably inescapable given the obvious failures of our political...

Civil rights attorney John Burris to sue SFPD over alleged Valencia Gardens profiling

Prominent civil rights lawyer John Burris will sue the SFPD on behalf of the family of D’Paris “DJ” Williams, after a neighborhood brawl involving...

Reduce California’s prison population

EDITORIAL California must reduce its prison population — as federal judges have been ordering for years to address severe overcrowding and substandard health care...

Home from prison

Programs seek to soften impact on youth with parents behind bars

Supes approve funding request for jail construction

October 22, 2013
“A Costco warehouse with metal bunk beds” is how Matt Freeman of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department described one of the county's outmoded jail...

Lock-up shake up

Questions raised about longstanding plan for rehab-focused jail rebuild

California prisoners end hunger strike after Bay Area legislators call hearings

September 5, 2013
Bay Area legislators Tom Ammiano (D-SF) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) — who chair the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees, respectively — played pivotal...

California’s refusal to reduce its prison population is a sign of deeper problems

California just doesn’t get it when it comes to criminal justice. We have among the highest incarceration rates in the world (just below Russia's,...

After Oscar, after Trayvon…

Racial profiling is a focal point for activists, some of whom have lost loved ones, triggering calls for overdue reforms

Trayvon Martin: Guns escalate conflicts

OPINION The tragedy of Trayvon Martin's death is not merely the loss an innocent young boy's life, nor the criminal justice system's failure to...

Trayvon Martin: Can it happen here?

OPINION Like many others I have been captivated by the proceedings in the Trayvon Martin case. Personally, and as a member of the Board...

City College loses accreditation, throwing its future into doubt

City College of San Francisco will lose its accreditation, it was announced today, and the venerable local college may not survive. With...

Alerts

June 19, 2013
 Wednesday 19 Discussion: Latinos and the criminal justice system Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia, SF. www.sflatinodemclub.com. 7-8pm, free. Join SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi,...

Changing the metaphor

How I went from a Three Strikes lifer to participant in California's criminal justice reform movement

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...