“Suhr claims video shows Mario Woods with raised knife; community in disbelief,” Crime Ink, Dec. 4
Officers didn’t appear to be in danger
The picture taken just prior to surrounding police shooting and killing the knife-wielding suspect [Mario Woods] serves more a vision of a firing-squad than that of an arrest attempt.
With so much fire power present and at such close proximity, I doubt there would have been mortal injury, had there been an attempt to render the man weaponless.
William J. Coburn
“SFPD officers shoot, kill man in Bayview,” Crime Ink, Dec. 3
Police prefer lethal weapons
Our politicos prohibit a less-than-lethal police tool like the Taser because they don’t want the occasional tased person to die from a heart attack, but they clearly prefer that police shoot and kill people wielding knives.
I guess it saves us taxpayers the money of a trial and is a lot quicker for our police? Such logic is Kafkaesque.
“Mayor calls for increased affordable housing mandate from private developers,” The City, Dec. 2
Rethink affordable housing
In regards to affordable housing in San Francisco, it should be: build, build, build!
Nothing is being done fast enough. It’s a joke. I grew up in lower Nob Hill and the Tenderloin and when I heard they are building group housing for tech workers instead of affordable housing on Turk Street I was shocked. All lots in the Tenderloin should go to building affordable housing.
The City really needs to rethink that. It’s not fair to low-income Tenderloin residents.