Richard Smith

There has been community opposition to large housing developments in the Mission like the “Monster in the Mission” at 16th and Mission streets. But another project also opposed dubbed the "Beast on Bryant" is set to be built after the Board of Supervisors rejected appeals against it. (Michael Ares/2015 Special to the S.F. Examiner)

A marvel, not a monster, for the Mission!

From the tents of our homeless neighbors to skyrocketing rents, we all…

There has been community opposition to large housing developments in the Mission like the “Monster in the Mission” at 16th and Mission streets. But another project also opposed dubbed the "Beast on Bryant" is set to be built after the Board of Supervisors rejected appeals against it. (Michael Ares/2015 Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators hold signs on the steps of City Hall on March 18 during a rally in support of Alex Nieto, Mario Woods, Amilicar Perez Lopez and others killed by San Francisco police. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Awaiting justice for Amilcar

The recent hunger strike denouncing San Francisco police brutality reminded us of…

Demonstrators hold signs on the steps of City Hall on March 18 during a rally in support of Alex Nieto, Mario Woods, Amilicar Perez Lopez and others killed by San Francisco police. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Tensions between San Francisco residents and police are continuing to grow in the wake of a civil trial ruling last week that the four police officers who killed Alex Nieto in 2013 did not use excessive force. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Telling the truth about police brutality in San Francisco

About a year and a half ago, I was in Ferguson, Mo.,…

Tensions between San Francisco residents and police are continuing to grow in the wake of a civil trial ruling last week that the four police officers who killed Alex Nieto in 2013 did not use excessive force. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Probable cause vital in ICE interactions

My neighborhood’s already-frayed relationship with law enforcement is worsening because of Sheriff…