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Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

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...

BART launches internal affairs investigation into tackling arrest of black man

The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department has launched an internal affairs investigation after an officer tackled and subsequently arrested a suspect, the Bay...

Waiting for answers

Community calls for justice and transparency in police shooting of Nieto after new eyewitness contradicts SFPD version

More time, same crime

Decades after crack cocaine "epidemic," bill aims for parity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing

Ruling provides more access to SFPD misconduct files

August 13, 2014
A California appellate court issued a ruling this week opening up San Francisco Police Department personnel files to prosecutors, who then must disclose...

Alternative event to National Night Out shifts focus away from surveillance

August 5, 2014
Aug. 5 marks National Night Out, an annual event promoted by local governments and law enforcement agencies geared toward ending neighborhood violence and promoting...

San Franciscans could make death penalty ruling stick

In the wake of yesterday’s judicial ruling that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional — with federal District Judge Cormac Carney calling it...

Moving pictures

Cinematic journeys with the Matatu Film Festival

Protest against “Prison of Love” Armory party leads to arrests

At least six people were arrested and taken into custody shortly before midnight on Saturday at the 16th Street Mission BART Plaza following a...

Is the SF District Attorney’s Office biased against cyclists?

There’s been much discussion over the last year about whether police and prosecutors in San Francisco are biased against bicyclists. And while...

San Franciscans join international Ride of Silence to honor fallen cyclists

Nearly 100 San Francisco bicyclists joined thousands of pedal-powered citizens from more than 300 cities around the world yesterday evening for...

Memorial concert follows DA’s decision not to charge driver who killed cyclist

In the wake of yesterday’s decision by the District Attorney’s Office not to bring criminal charges against the driver who killed 24-year-old Amélie Le...

Will San Francisco Game of Thrones oust police commissioner?

Police Commissioner Angela Chan did not pay fealty to the proper lords and houses, sources say, and in a true to life Game of...

Claim filed over SFPD shooting of Alejandro Nieto

April 15, 2014
The family of Alejandro Nieto, the 28-year-old City College student and community activist who was gunned down by the San Francisco Police Department March...

Port of Oakland rejects deceptive contract bid by Black Muslim security firm

March 28, 2014
Editor’s Note: This report, which appears in today’s Oakland Tribune, is part of the continuing efforts of the Chauncey Bailey Project, a joint investigation...

Unanswered question on SF housing

Nobody has a good answer to San Francisco's most basic housing problem: How do we build the housing that existing city residents need? It was a...

No charges filed against City College student protesters

The two formerly jailed City College student protesters can now breathe a sigh of relief, as this morning they learned that the District Attorney's...

Sexual assault survivors seek reform at the University of California

University of California Berkeley graduate Nicoletta Commins was 20 when she was sexually assaulted, in early 2012. She’d been taking a Taekwondo class, and...

Crooked cops

SFPD officers indicted for abusing and stealing from the poor

Create more police accountability

EDITORIAL"Our department is shaken," Police Chief Greg Suhr said last week when federal indictments of six cops who had been menacing and taking advantage...

Feds indict SFPD cops, alleging a drug ring and shakedowns of the poor

February 27, 2014
Federal grand juries today indicted four San Francisco Police Department officers, an SFPD sergeant, and a former SFPD officer on a variety of corruption,...

Two views of sex work

As panel explores ways to "discourage demand" for prostitution, sex workers call for a more nuanced understanding of their profession

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...