Recently, British police raised an outcry over Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal to name an American, William Bratton, as head of the Metropolitan Police Force. It’s not surprising that British police should desire one of their own to head the Met. Read More
Despite assurances from BART that it would shut down cellphone service only during major emergencies, protesters are still planning to jam up the evening commute Monday, and some activists said they won’t stop until the agency’s police force is disbanded. Read More
A 34-year-old British man named David Secker was caught driving at 70 mph while texting on one phone and talking on the other. Police pulled him over and waited while he finished his conversations. The courts banned Secker from driving for one year. However, he indignantly denied the accusation that he was using his knees to steer the car. Read More
A pit bull mauled a pregnant woman to death inside her Pacifica home Thursday. Darla Napora, 32, was found dead in the front room of her home in the 500 block of Reina Del Mar Ave., according to Pacifica police Captain Dave Bertini. Her husband discovered the body after returning home from work. Read More
Antioch police reported a 16-year-old boy, originally the subject of a statewide Amber Alert, was arrested this afternoon in connection with a Monday barber shop robbery.
Police say the boy has admitted his involvement in the robbery, as well as the feigning of his kidnapping.
The robbery occurred at Al's Barber Shop, 11 W. 18th St., at about 3:40 p.m. Monday, police said. Read More
With its relationship to the public decidedly tense since the July 3 fatal shooting of Charles Hill, BART police will host six community gatherings tonight as part of the National Night Out event. Read More
The Sunshine Task Force caught the Recreation and Park Department violating San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance.
Recreation and Park Policy and Public Affairs Director Sarah Ballard wrote the Commonwealth Club protesting its planned presentation “Golden Gate Park Under Siege.” Ballard and her boss, Phil Ginsburg, tried to cancel the presentation by maligning the panelists, writing they would “incite an audience.” Read More
Police said Thursday the gun a Seattle parolee allegedly used to fire at officers in the Bayview district earlier this month — and with which he then killed himself — has been found. Read More
Here in the land of easy outrage and protest, I hope it’s not too late to ask our fist-pumping agitators to occasionally get it right.
Like maybe express anger over the senseless shooting of 11-year-old Linda Ngo in the Western Addition last week by reputed gangbangers who recklessly fired bullets in the air.
Or perhaps you could work up a froth over the fact that BART police still carry firearms, and hold a rally calling for them to be re-stocked with pellet guns. Read More
These crooks must have one heck of an appetite!Thieves in Austria made off with a trailer filled with 21 tons of mustard and ketchup, according to The Associated Press. The trailer was parked at a lot in Vienna over the weekend and when the driver showed up Monday to make the delivery he saw the trailer was gone. Police say the thieves were more interested in the trailer than the condiments inside. Read More