criminal justice

Kate Tibbitts is pictured in an ad which falsely blames Attorney General Rob Bonta for supporting policies that let her suspected killer out of jail. <ins>(Screenshot/ieforannemarie.com)</ins>

A terrifying murder on a quiet street highlights California’s blame game over crime

Historically low crime rates can’t stop Republicans from blaming Democrats for murder and theft

 

Bay Area social programs in which service workers connect with at-risk members of the community have reduced gun violence in neighborhoods. (Shutterstock)

SF is ‘paying criminals not to shoot.’ Here’s what the program is actually about

Homicides cost taxpayers millions; investing a fraction in outreach saves lives, money

  • Sep 10, 2021

 

“Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,” a social justice film by Robert Greenwald, can be viewed online for free. (Courtesy photo)

Enlightening documentary examines injustices surrounding misdemeanors

Film looks at devastating effects of system on minority communities

  • Apr 30, 2021

 

Advocates are pleased that California’s new attorney general is Rob Bonta (pictured in 2015), whose legislative efforts in the Assembly have supported criminal justice reform. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta’s appointment brings our family hope for justice

By Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa Our brother, Sean Monterrosa, had his life…

Advocates are pleased that California’s new attorney general is Rob Bonta (pictured in 2015), whose legislative efforts in the Assembly have supported criminal justice reform. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Kenneth Humphrey smiles while speaking with members of the media alongside his attorney Anita Nabha following his release on bail in 2018. Humphreys’ case has proved pivotal to criminal justice reform in California, as it helped bring about a reassessment of how the state handles bail. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CA Supreme Court rules judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay bail

The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in favor of upholding a…

Kenneth Humphrey smiles while speaking with members of the media alongside his attorney Anita Nabha following his release on bail in 2018. Humphreys’ case has proved pivotal to criminal justice reform in California, as it helped bring about a reassessment of how the state handles bail. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (left) and San Francisco Acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin listen as Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Director Ronald Davis speaks during a news conference releasing an assessment report on the San Francisco Police Department at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, October 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor accepts damning federal review of SFPD as ‘painfully accurate’

The San Francisco Police Department was slammed Wednesday in a federal review,…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (left) and San Francisco Acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin listen as Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Director Ronald Davis speaks during a news conference releasing an assessment report on the San Francisco Police Department at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, October 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The main entrance of the San Francisco Police Officers Association office in San Francisco August 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Ad backing acting SFPD chief attacked as interfering with search process

A radio advertisement paid for by the San Francisco Police Officers Association…

The main entrance of the San Francisco Police Officers Association office in San Francisco August 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Father Cameron Faller of Restorative Justice Ministry drops holy water during a vigil for Kathryn Steinle on July 6, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was fatally shot while she was at the pier with her father and a family friend on July 1, 2015. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)

Reframing negative immigrant narratives

It’s no secret that Donald Trump and other extremists are fanning the…

Father Cameron Faller of Restorative Justice Ministry drops holy water during a vigil for Kathryn Steinle on July 6, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was fatally shot while she was at the pier with her father and a family friend on July 1, 2015. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)
As crime climbs in The City, police plan to release a cell phone app for civilians to report crime. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF police refuse to release damning crime stats

As one of the largest departments in the state, San Francisco’s police…

As crime climbs in The City, police plan to release a cell phone app for civilians to report crime. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
President Barack Obama speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution,  in El Reno, Okla., Thursday, July 16, 2015. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — President Barack Obama got a first-hand look…

President Barack Obama speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution,  in El Reno, Okla., Thursday, July 16, 2015. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)