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26 May 2021

Fireworks Season Seems To Be Starting Up Again

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, and it may or may not be a coincidence that this week one could hear and see fireworks going off in the Mission on completely normal, nothing-special-going-on weeknights. This may be the shape of another “summer of fireworks”

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George Floyd Protest: Photo Chris Tuite
25 May 2021

Too Little Has Changed in the Year Since George Floyd’s Murder

May 25 will forever be marked by the murder of George Floyd, but the tragedy left a mark on this nation much deeper and consequential than any one day can contain.  As people around the country, and the world, watched the video and witnessed Floyd’s excruciating last breaths, we were

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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21 Apr 2021

Scenes From Columbus, Where Police Just Shot A 15-Year-Old Black Girl

We had precisely 0 minutes to celebrate justice for George Floyd, because Columbus, Ohio police shot and killed 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant while the Floyd verdict was still being read Tuesday afternoon. Bodycam footage strongly suggests police opened fire on Ma’Khia Bryant without provocation, and the city of Columbus spent Tuesday

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BLM Protest: Photo Chris Tuite
20 Apr 2021

Derek Chauvin Convicted of George Floyd’s Murder

The prosecution left the jury with these final words Monday: “You were told George Floyd died because his heart was too big. But, he died because Derek Chauvin’s heart was too small.” Tuesday, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all three charges against the former Minneapolis police officer, including

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13 Apr 2021

Three Police Shooting Stories Collide Tuesday as Minnesota Reaches Boiling Point

Three stories collided Tuesday that cast a dark shadow on the state of policing in the U.S., especially as it relates to Black men. Each is a tragic example of the worst that can happen when law enforcement chooses to use force in lieu of deescalation or less lethal methods.

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13 Oct 2020

SF’s Police Shooting Protest Was Peaceful; 93% of BLM Protests Are

About 150 people marched in San Francisco Monday night in protest against the police killing of an alleged carjacking suspect. The crowd was small, but their demand of police was clear: Stop shooting Black and brown people.  The story, according to a police statement, is that officers responded to a

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29 Jul 2020

Feds Are Phasing Out of Portland, but Will State Police Be Any Better?

Federal agents who have increased tension in Portland over the past couple weeks will finally be leaving the area, but not without leaving scars behind. Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday she’d reached an agreement with Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and the federal agents will begin a “phased

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22 Jul 2020

Schaaf Disappoints ‘Defund’ Advocates in Tie-Breaking Vote Against OPD Budget Cuts

The world turned its attention to Oakland when Oscar Grant was murdered by a BART police officer in 2009. The Black Lives Matter movement would not formally organize for another four years, but Grant’s death sparked a national dialogue and amplified calls for police reform. In that way, Oakland is

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