David Salaverry

Nancy Pelosi’s recent “town hall” gathering at Balboa High School was reminiscent of a 2011 Occupy Movement gathering in Oakland. (Courtesy Kim Wilson/Shutterstock)

Pelosi Partisans: The Leader’s town hall

On Aug. 17, 2011, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi helped kick off the…

Nancy Pelosi’s recent “town hall” gathering at Balboa High School was reminiscent of a 2011 Occupy Movement gathering in Oakland. (Courtesy Kim Wilson/Shutterstock)
Capt. Alexa O’Brien of the San Francisco Police Department briefs the Police Commission on the latest homicide update during a meeting held at City Hall on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

How the Police Commission and activists spanked the POA

The San Francisco Police Officers Association sued the Police Commission but lost…

Capt. Alexa O’Brien of the San Francisco Police Department briefs the Police Commission on the latest homicide update during a meeting held at City Hall on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee introduces William “Bill” Scott, new chief of the San Francisco Police Department, during a news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Five skirmishes before the Long War

Among the police transformation and accountability community, there is cautious rejoicing. In…

Mayor Ed Lee introduces William “Bill” Scott, new chief of the San Francisco Police Department, during a news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gascon and the community: The dance of the politicos

Recently, District Attorney George Gascon and his team visited with Wealth and…

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“All progressive cities need a local battle plan for the Age of Trump.” (Courtesy photo)

What must be done locally

Next week, a 1-year-old startup that I’m part of — San Francisco…

“All progressive cities need a local battle plan for the Age of Trump.” (Courtesy photo)
The main entrance of the San Francisco Police Officers Association office in San Francisco August 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The POA and transformative change

The tide is turning across the nation against police officer associations who…

The main entrance of the San Francisco Police Officers Association office in San Francisco August 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

One brave district attorney wanted: To break the police accountability deadlock

A recent in-depth article in The New York Times on Marilyn Mosby…