While reasonable discussions about gun control have begun to occur following the tragic and senseless massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one voice that can be discarded as irrational is that of the National Rifle Association, the country’s dominant pro-gun lobby. Read More
California’s government has rarely been flush with cash, especially when it comes to funding programs for people with mental illnesses. San Franciscans know the ramifications of this all too well, as people with severe emotional and mental problems shamble through our streets. Read More
A 74-year-old Bernal Heights man accused of murdering his wife last month and threatening arriving paramedics with a knife after stabbing himself in the neck is mentally ill, his attorney said in court Thursday.Ying Hua Wu was arrested at the scene of the Dec. 9 death of his wife, 72-year-old Hao Mei Wu, who was found that night unconscious on the floor of the couple’s home in the 200 block of Justin Drive. Read More
Programs for children who have mental illnesses, developmental disabilities or abusive families are some of the hardest hit among more than $50 million in proposed budget cuts.
The deep cuts to children’s services were unveiled as part of initial plans to close an $82 million budget deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Read More
Mary Morgan is one of four people who will be honored with a Heroes and Hearts award Feb. 10. The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation honors individuals who provide inspiration through community service. Morgan is a San Francisco Superior Court judge who has been instrumental in a program that helps mentally ill people in the judicial system.How did you get nominated for Hearts and Heroes? Read More
A 56-year-old San Francisco woman will stand trial for multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly threatening two police officers with a knife before they shot her in the torso and face, a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Read More
A San Francisco woman shot by police nearly two weeks ago after allegedly threatening officers with a knife has been charged with multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The announcement came as San Francisco’s police chief Tuesday renewed a call for Taser guns to be added to the department’s supply of nonlethal weapons, as first reported in The Examiner. Read More