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Will San Francisco have the guts to limit police union power? We'll soon find out. - Mission Local

Will San Francisco have the guts to limit police union power? We'll soon find out. - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |Photo by Lola M. ChavezTags: • • •I want to publicly thank SFPD Southern Station Captain Timothy Falvey and Officer Nava for their assistance in helping our us address the many quality-of-life issues we face in here in our section of SoMa. They have been extremely fair and even-handed in dealing with all parties involved in a given problem or dispute. Having lived in the city for 40 years I have to hand it to the San Francisco Police Department for their outreach and community engagement and neighborhood outreachI am not an expert in labor law (and i doubt anyone who posts...

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SF Police Commission approves sweeping new policy on community policing - Mission Local

SF Police Commission approves sweeping new policy on community policing - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |Chief of Police William Scott addresses the community at the end of a meeting in September 2017. Photo by Kaitlin BenzTags: •Guardians, like guards, like in a prison.Is this a pre-COVID-19 picture? I don’t see anyone wearing a mask in that photo…Where are the masks???Yes, it freaks me out also that there are ALL these people in SF in a ROOM with no MASKS!The photo is from 2017, as noted in the caption.The “guardian mindset” comes from the 2015 Presidential Task Force, in the wake of Ferguson, etc. Later that year it was repeated in an SFPD “reform” document following the...

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Oct 8
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Wrongfully convicted man's case against retired SFPD commander headed to trial - Mission Local

Wrongfully convicted man's case against retired SFPD commander headed to trial - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |An illustration depicting Maurice Caldwell. By Molly OlesonRead:Read:Tags:“On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu made it absolutely clear that Caldwell’s case against retired Commander Kitt Crenshaw for allegedly fabricating evidence against him will go trial on March 15, 2021. ”Is there a word missing from this sentence?-----× Close Panel

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Oct 2
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New body-worn camera measures pass — after 2.5 years of negotiation with SF police union - Mission Local

New body-worn camera measures pass — after 2.5 years of negotiation with SF police union - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |On June 9, 2018, SFPD Officer Joshua Cabillo shot Oliver Barcenas in the back within one minute of making contact. Body camera footage provided by SFPD.Tags:-----× Close Panel

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San Francisco police stations to hang 'Black Lives Matter' posters — an idea the police union rejected - Mission Local

San Francisco police stations to hang 'Black Lives Matter' posters — an idea the police union rejected - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |Protesters gather at Mission Station on Saturday, 5-30-20. Photo by Julian MarkJeez, this is hardly surprising. Does anybody in his/her right mind think the San Francisco Police Commission is remotely fair … or even approaching balanced?There are two vacant seats that will probably never be filled due knee-jerk Progressive politics. Commissioners John Hamasaki and Petra DeJesus seem to harbor such deep-seated contempt for police officers. Sadly, they are not alone on the Commission.“The mission of the Police Commission is to set policy for the Police Department and to...

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Jul 16
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Borderlands Books owner publicly accused of sexual assault by daughter, domestic violence by ex-girlfriend - Mission Local

Borderlands Books owner publicly accused of sexual assault by daughter, domestic violence by ex-girlfriend - Mission Local

By | | , , , , |Alan Beatts, owner of Borderlands Books working on his new shop at 1377 Haight St in March 2019. Photo by Lydia ChávezTags:It’s the Curse of Marion Zimmer Bradley!Hey I just wanted to say- thank you for researching and publishing this thing that I hate has happened. Borderlands has been close to my heart for years. My name is on the sponsor wall. But I guess it’s time for something new. I believe survivors and I hope that they can find healing.Has Mission Local contacted “Jude” and asked whether Mr. Beatts actually had a “difficult conversation” with him (her?) in...

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Jul 9
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SF police union threatens 'aggressive' legal action against Police Commission - Mission Local

SF police union threatens 'aggressive' legal action against Police Commission - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , , |Full letter: Screenshot of an email sent by POA President Tony Montoya to union members on July 3, 2020.Tags: • • • •Campers,We need two Charter Amendments for starters.Aaron Peskin has blocked both.We need an elected Chief of. Police who answers to thevoters and not the Mayor or the SFPOA.We need to follow the example of Camden, New Jersey.They disbanded their force and offered them the opportunityto apply to be reinstated.Allowed them to week out cops like Gary Delugnuts and Tony.Their crime and brutality complaints are down 40%No bets over $1 if you’re in my...

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BART shifts $2M away from police department, as director defends Confederate general Robert E. Lee - Mission Local

BART shifts $2M away from police department, as director defends Confederate general Robert E. Lee - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |Policía del BART bloquea la entrada de la estación Embarcadero después de un enfrentamiento con manifestantes en la entrada. 15 de agosto de 2011. Foto de Nilanjan Nag BART police officers block the entrance of Embarcadero Station after a stand off with protesters at the gate. Aug. 15, 2011. Photo by Nilanjan Nag Tags: •Last year, the San Francisco Chronicle set up a camera at 16th Street Mission Station to see how bad fare evasion was.They saw 90 fares evaders in just over 90 minutes, after reviewing 1 hour and 32 minutes of footage.Julian,Robert E. Lee was first in his...

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Jun 25
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BART Police may be the next targeted for 'defunding' - Mission Local

BART Police may be the next targeted for 'defunding' - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |BART police officers block the entrance of Embarcadero Station after a stand off with protesters at the gate. Aug. 15, 2011. Photo by Nilanjan NagMission Local has been covering the police reform efforts consistently since 2016.  If you want to keep us at it — and have not already done so — Tags:As a fact check thing,said, ”In case anyone was wondering, the@SFBARTFY20 budget for cops was $388 million. BART took in $482 million in fares in FY19. Instead of having their own police force and spending who knows how much more money on guillotine fare gates, they could basically...

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Officer who shot Jessica Williams was recommended for firing. Instead, he was suspended 45 days. - Mission Local

Officer who shot Jessica Williams was recommended for firing. Instead, he was suspended 45 days. - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |A photo of Sgt. Justin Erb immediately after he shot and killed Jessica Williams. Via the Department of Police Accountability.***Should lists be made of how MANY murders police COMMISSIONS are responsible for?-----

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Jun 11
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San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott 'open' to defunding police department - Mission Local

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott 'open' to defunding police department - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |Chief Bill Scott. Photo by Nikka SinghWe go to these meetings so that you don’t have to. If you haven’t yet, sTags: • •Campers,Well gall danged if that ain’t one hell of a line-up.In 40 years of watching this scene, the Left has never had better representation.Somewhere Joe Lynn and Jim Meko are smiling.Me too.I’m smiling at 3am at 14th and Valencia where the cops have a reallyfancy and shiny black limo pulled over across the street flashingbright flashlights all throughout.This shit’s all in what should be my wheelhouse but having been,‘on-deck- for 40 years I think I...

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Jun 9
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Fatal shooting of innocent bystander Courtney Brousseau at 14th and Guerrero likely connected to citywide violence - Mission Local

Fatal shooting of innocent bystander Courtney Brousseau at 14th and Guerrero likely connected to citywide violence - Mission Local

By | | , , , , |Courtney Brousseau. Tags:“Phone pimping”?!? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. It’s called a gang war. Get back to work James, I’m sure there are some homeless people the mayor has directed you to harass.Ah, yes, we remember when Valencia Gardens was demolished in the 2000s and replaced with a mixed use market/affordable project run by Mission Housing.The SFGate’s gushing reporting was as follows:“It’s like a modern-day Mayberry landed in the heart of the Mission.”1. The SFPD is not feared and does not pose any threat to those who would break the law at will,...

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May 28
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Trove of text messages reveals Mayor London Breed ordered homeless sweeps directly — despite frequent denials - Mission Local

Trove of text messages reveals Mayor London Breed ordered homeless sweeps directly — despite frequent denials - Mission Local

By | | , , , , |Kelley Cutler, a human rights organizer with the Coalition on Homelessness, was not surprised by the texts. ““Andy Lynch, a spokesman for the mayor, said that Breed is constantly in contact with department heads “responsible for the state of our street” at the operations center. “When she is out in the community, she makes sure to highlight areas that need attention so that HSOC is aware of the issue and can respond,” Lynch said.“HSOC does not ‘sweep’ people away,” Lynch added. “They lead with offers of shelter and services, and can only ask someone to move for temporary...

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May 26
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A vacation gone wrong: SFPD sued for allegedly falsely arresting parents, holding their baby 'hostage' - Mission Local

A vacation gone wrong: SFPD sued for allegedly falsely arresting parents, holding their baby 'hostage' - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , , |Hopefully this view is familiar, but take the Muni J over the hill on Church Street at night for roller coaster like views of Dolores Park, the Mission and the Civic center and financial district all lit upCity Attorney’s office, which represents the police department, disagrees.“This lawsuit is without merit,” said John Coté, a City Attorney spokesman. “The officers in this case responded reasonably to multiple civilian complaints regarding Ms. Johnson and Mr. Martisius’s neglect of their young children while intoxicated.”Tags: •This is one of the strangest scenarios...

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May 9
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All essential workers, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms, can get free COVID-19 tests - Mission Local

All essential workers, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms, can get free COVID-19 tests - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |All essential workers – regardless of whether they have symptoms – will now get free testing. Photo by Lola M. ChavezLater in the 1 p.m. press conference, Dr. Colfax said the city would next be expanding testing to shelters and congregate living places such as single-room occupancy hotels.SupportTags:The web site you link to to sign up for free testing doesn’t work on Chrome or Firefox.-----

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May 4
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Updated: Two wounded in shooting near 14th and Guerrero — 22-year-old transit advocate dies - Mission Local

Updated: Two wounded in shooting near 14th and Guerrero — 22-year-old transit advocate dies - Mission Local

By | | , , , , , |Courtney Brousseau.Update May 5, 10:50 a.m.: Mission Local has independently confirmed that Courtney Brousseau died on Monday. An outpouring of grief followed on Twitter Monday evening, a sign of his popularity among transit advocates, tech workers, and civic leaders.I will miss Courtney falling asleep in impressively contorted poses on the couch, I will miss hollering “there’s enough water in the kettle for two cups, you want tea?” at each other, and most of all I will miss a thing I’d never had before: a shared home that was happy and safe.— Kate Taggart (@qkate)Update...

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