Back when he trusted the good people of San Francisco to make the right decisions, candidate for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said, “I've been telling people, vote your conscience.” And side with him we did, electing him to be our Sheriff. Read More
Did he just say that? At a mayoral debate Thursday evening focused on the power of technology in government, mayoral candidate and former Supervisor Bevan Dufty veered from the topic of technology to list what he thought was so great about San Francisco. Read More
San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will begin releasing illegal immigrants suspected of low-level crimes instead of turning them over to federal authorities starting today, but individual sheriff’s deputies may be under no obligation to follow that policy.
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San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will start releasing illegal immigrants arrested for low-level crimes from jail even if federal officials notified through a controversial fingerprint identification program request that they be held for a deportation hearing. Read More
District Attorney Kamala Harris, soon to be the state’s attorney general, is already dodging questions about important issues she will have to tackle once in Sacramento. Read More
Perhaps it’s a sign of a tight race, or maybe the race is not going as well as either candidate expected. Whatever the reason, both Mayor Gavin Newsom and his Republican opponent Abel Maldonado decided to use today – the deadline for turning over campaign finance records – to launch public campaigns against each other. Read More
San Francisco’s sheriff has renewed a call to opt out of a federal program that defies The City’s sanctuary policy by identifying and deporting illegal immigrants even if they haven’t committed a felony. Read More
The City does not have to alter its policy for reporting undocumented youths arrested on felonies for possible deportation, even though a new law was adopted to prohibit the practice, according to a memo from the city attorney.
The decision whether to alter The City’s sanctuary policy for undocumented youth ultimately rests with the Juvenile Probation Department and its commission, according to the memo released Wednesday. Read More
Some city workers will be faced with the dilemma of whether to violate San Francisco law or violate state and federal law after the approval Tuesday of The City’s new sanctuary policy. Read More