Posts Tagged: police

SF’s Focus Turns to Crime

SF’s Focus Turns to Crime

Posted January 27, 2015 by

San Francisco’s economy is booming. But many are upset about crime. This is particularly true in the Tenderloin, where residents, merchants, workers, and thousands of children confront public drug dealing on a daily basis. Why does the city allow such
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Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Posted December 11, 2014 by

It’s been two weeks since the Ferguson grand jury ignited a new wave of protests against police shootings of African-Americans, and a week since the Staten Island grand jury added fuel to the fire in the Eric Garner case. Keeping
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Four Fallacies of the Jungle Eviction

Four Fallacies of the Jungle Eviction

Posted December 10, 2014 by Christopher Herring

On December 4th San Jose began the eviction of what has been called America’s largest homeless encampment: 68 acres of creek-side property inhabited by some 300 men, women, and children residing in tents, shanties, and underground adobe dwellings. The city’s
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New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

Posted December 8, 2014 by

In the past few days, street protests against the Ferguson/Eric Garner decisions have swept the nation. We’ve seen marches, die-ins, freeway closures, and in Oakland and Berkeley, vandalism completely unrelated to police racism. My favorite tweet from Saturday night’s Berkeley
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White-Black Socializing Won’t End Police Violence

White-Black Socializing Won’t End Police Violence

Posted December 8, 2014 by Bill Issel

A TEDxBeacon Street video talk by Verna Myers, “you can help stop the violence against young black men” is making the rounds.  The speaker calls upon Americans to develop broader social circles, and she recommends bringing young black men into
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Public Bypassed in SF Police Redistricting

Why Isn’t Every Night a National Night Out?

Why Isn’t Every Night a National Night Out?

Posted August 7, 2014 by

On Tuesday night, millions across America “took back their streets” through public activities associated with National Night Out. According to the program’s national director, “while the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night
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