Chan’s arrest wasn’t the first time the 23-year veteran has come under scrutiny. He was one of four San Francisco police officers named in a 2005 lawsuit that alleged the officers forced a gay man they caught urinating in the street to kneel down and mop up the mess with his hair. … [Read more...] about No charges for SFPD officer arrested for rape, domestic violence
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"I think we may have framed this issue incorrectly," he said. "We never finished the first wave. What we’re seeing is a continuation of the first wave. We were able to alter the trajectory of the first wave because in the Bay Area we acted early. We thought we got over this in March and April and everything was going to be fine. But then we went back to trying to live the way we were before." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases in California are surging: When will the spike end?
Being a victim of sexual assault is framed in the context of knowing an applicant’s potential criminal record. The form says that among the information that will be reviewed by background investigators is the applicant’s “local criminal history information ... including if I have been a victim of sexual assault.” It cites “Penal Code Section 2939d” for justification. … [Read more...] about Oakland police applicants asked to allow disclosure of whether they were sexually assaulted
In a statement by wildlife conservation group Project Coyote, advocates said the majority of supervisors dismissed the “will of the public” and the that the vote authorizes federal officials to “use public dollars to kill thousands of wild animals in the cruelest ways imaginable at the behest of private ranchers.” … [Read more...] about Animal activists slam Mendocino County supervisors for renewing contract to kill livestock predators
Recently hired by San Francisco State University as vice president of student affairs and Title IX coordinator, Hong, 45, has never been better equipped to prevent campus sexual assaults and to help victims. She has spent her career in public health and in leadership and faculty positions across academia. Now, thanks to angry women on campuses in California and across the country who are fed up with lax responses from many academic leaders to reports of assaults, an upsurge of public attention has led to new federal regulations and, this year, to a crackdown in the California State University system and the University of California. … [Read more...] about S.F. State’s Title IX coordinator fights to prevent sex assaults