Transitioning from middle school to high school can be a difficult time in a young person’s life. Last year, Jessica was an eighth-grader at an academic middle school in San Francisco. Challenged by family instability and little adult supervision, she missed almost half of her eighth-grade year. Read More
Educators often note that how a student does in ninth grade is a good indicator of whether he or she will graduate from high school. And showing up for class is a critical part of that. Read More
After a controversial and failed effort to acquire Tasers for the Police Department last year, and two officer-involved shootings that a former police chief said may have been prevented by the “less lethal” devices, the department is still no closer to obtaining them.
But whereas there once wasn’t the political will to arm San Francisco cops with Tasers, the major obstacle now is budget cutbacks. Read More
A jury has rejected prosecutors’ claims that the assault of two Mexican nationals last year was a hate crime by white supremacist skinheads, but local law enforcement officials believe they may have won a more important victory.
Investigators say they now have the names of dozens of members of racist skinhead groups believed to be operating in a city known for tolerance. Read More
A criminal investigation into Mayor Ed Lee’s campaign contributions has been launched by the District Attorney’s Office. Read More
A criminal investigation into Mayor Ed Lee’s campaign contributions is being launched by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, according to a statement released Wednesday. Read More
California’s grand experiment with its criminal justice system is going to tax the most experienced law enforcement officials.
That’s why San Francisco is fortunate to have a person with almost — unequaled credentials leading The City down the road to “realignment,” the state’s plan for counties to jail tens of thousands of perceived low-risk inmates who would have previously been sent to state prison. Read More
A decades-old murder case will remain unresolved — for now — after an appeals court late Monday agreed to hear San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón’s challenge of the release of a potentially damaging memo about the Police Department’s DNA testing lab. Read More
The District Attorney’s Office is appealing a judge’s ruling ordering it to release a memorandum by a former consultant that reportedly criticized the Police Department’s DNA testing lab. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón announced Friday indictments of seven alleged gang members accused of gunning down a German tourist in 2010 and explained why he pursued indictments through the secretive and lengthy Grand Jury process. Read More