I spend a fair amount of time digging through reports to find interesting stories to share with you dear readers. Like the IRS, I have learned which phrases are likely to yield actionable content. For example, The 2012 Annual Report from the Office of Citizen Complaints contains the words “citizen” and “complaint,” so you know there’s some gold in them thar pages. Read More
On Aug. 24, 2011, I moderated a debate among mayoral hopefuls at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The event was sponsored by the Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club and I wasted no time asking candidate John Avalos to address his 2010 resolution “condemning the Israeli Defense Forces’ military attack on the Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010.” Israel’s position was that the flotilla violated a legal blockade. Read More
Laura McCambridge and a friend were standing outside their North Beach hostel just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, chatting with several police officers. McCambridge had noticed that the cops were armed, and she told them that police do not carry guns in her native London.
“Then they kind of said, ‘Oh sorry, guys, there’s something going on,’” McCambridge recalled. Read More
A parolee considered a person of interest in the recent killing of a pregnant woman in Seattle was fatally shot by Bayview police officers Saturday afternoon after firing at them while fleeing detainment for evading a Muni fare, police Chief Greg Suhr said Sunday. Read More
A San Francisco police officer caught on videotape in 2008 telling a black Army veteran to “get out of the street, boy” has been fired from the department, sources said.
The termination stems from a March 1, 2008, incident that led to the arrest of Charles Haynes, who was leaving Zeke’s bar in the South of Market area at about 2 a.m. Haynes had left the bar after doing a show there as MC Truth when he came across Officer Paul Morgado. Read More