A campaign with the stated purpose of returning “law-and-order” to San Francisco’s streets has been caught overstepping the bounds of propriety – and often breaking the law.
Restorative justice is often misunderstood and frequently misrepresented. A simple explanation is that it shifts the goal of criminal justice from punishment to repairing the damage done to victims and communities by crime.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Gordon Mar announced a Charter Amendment for the November 2020 ballot to prohibit the Mayor from appointing declared candidates to the office they’re running for within 90 days of their election.
2019 candidates for SF district attorney share their views before the upcoming election.
We see around us every day that what’s happening on our streets isn’t working. We lead the nation in burglaries, larcenies and car thefts, yet only one arrest is made for every six crimes reported.
San Francisco is not just where I’m from; it’s part of who I am. It’s where I rode Muni to my public schools – including Frank McCoppin Elementary, Alamo Elementary and Roosevelt Middle School – and it’s where I’m raising my family in the Sunset.
When it comes to homelessness, car break-ins and police accountability, the San Francisco district attorney’s office has been part of the problem – I’m running to make it part of the solution.
This is a unique moment in American and San Francisco history. It is the first time in a lifetime when there is a broad national consensus that the criminal justice system is broken. It needs drastic reform.
Four candidates running to become San Francisco’s next district attorney (D.A.) took the stage at the Richmond Recreation Center on July 17 to pitch their ideas on how to make the city safer and more just.
Candidates for district attorney will present their views on Augst 7 at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.
I am writing in response to the recent commentary by Quentin Kopp about the state of the District Attorney’s race and to correct the record on multiple counts.