Posts Tagged: police

How Police Fail the Tenderloin

How Police Fail the Tenderloin

Posted January 9, 2018 by

My Sunday San Francisco Chronicle article on the Tenderloin  described how the police department’s failure to stop open drug dealing holds the neighborhood back. Statistics from the city’s website shows the situation is even worse than I thought. From October
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A Tenderloin Crime Breakthrough?

A Tenderloin Crime Breakthrough?

Posted September 8, 2015 by

On August 24 I described the deplorable threats to seniors caused by drug dealing around the Page Hotel at the southwest corner of Turk and Leavenworth Streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Calling the building’s owner the Tenderloin’s “worst landlord,”
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Yes, Police Can Reduce Crime

Yes, Police Can Reduce Crime

Posted June 29, 2015 by

Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors debated whether adding more police would reduce crime. In backing this position, the Board’s “moderate” majority sought to raise the city’s number of mandated cops; progressives argued that adding police does not
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Testing Libby Schaaf

Testing Libby Schaaf

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf only took office in January, but she already faces two career-defining tests. One involves the Raiders stadium, the other nighttime street protests. Mayor Jean Quan, Schaaf’s predecessor, mishandled both challenges, which is why she is now
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La Voz Latina Builds A Better Tenderloin

Will SFPD Keep Tenderloin Together?

Will SFPD Keep Tenderloin Together?

Posted April 8, 2015 by

In the midst of turmoil, upheaval and the fall out following shameful behavior from some of San Francisco’s sworn officers, SFPD still has a chance to respond to community needs. Early this year, we covered the Police Department’s process of
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Can Police Training Put Cuffs on Racial Bias?

Crowd Urges SFPD: Keep Tenderloin Together

Crowd Urges SFPD: Keep Tenderloin Together

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Over 300 Tenderloin residents and workers came to the Kelly Cullen Center on January 28 to send a powerful message from a neighborhood fed up with crime. Most urged the Police Commission to reject a proposed redistricting plan that breaks
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