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  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Highway Chase in Hayward Yields Illegally Owned Gun, Feds Say

    On December 18, a California Highway Patrol Officer arrested a man who led him on a brief car chase along I-580. The officer found a handgun in the man's jacket pocket. The gun, like so many in California, came from out-of-state, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in the Federal District Court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Congress' New Marijuana Champions Introduce Legalization Bill

    Like the changing of the seasons and the movement of the moon and sun, so too is the march of time marked by the annual show of members of Congress introducing marijuana legalization bills.These bills go nowhere -- there's no way to force a bill to be heard by a committee -- but since they were intr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Elderly Couple Can Sue SFPD, Federal Agents Over Missing $200,000

    ​A judge this week ruled that an elderly couple could sue the San Francisco Police Department and other federal agents over what the couple claims was an illegal raid on their San Francisco home. According to court documents, Malaquias and Cayetana Reynoso were inside their home on June 18, 2009, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Don't Ring in the New Year with Gunfire

    ​The San Francisco division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is asking all you trigger-happy people to please refrain from ringing in 2012 with celebratory gun shots -- it's just not safe. And if you don't believe us, Special Agent Stephen C. Herkins offers this refr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Feds Now Fight War on Medical Marijuana with Passive Aggressive Strategies

    ​Hard to believe it's been only two years since Attorney General Eric Holder shocked -- and relieved -- California's medical marijuana users when he said the federal government had no interest in prosecuting state-legal cannabis activities. The Bush Era was over -- no more doors kicked in by Kevla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Alleged Meth Dealer Mad at Girlfriend for Letting Police Inside His Trailer

    She's really bringing you down, man​Charlie Okigbo Jr. might have taken valuable life lessons from an Aug. 27 incident that brought Oakland Police officers to his home.For example, he might have reflected on the fact that cellphone cases are for carrying Nokias, Motorollas and HTCs -- not cry ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2007

    Bounty Hunted

    A man who pursued illegal immigrants for deportation found himself handcuffed by the feds and accused of impersonating a federal agent

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    This Bud's for John

    John McCain's family

  • News

    September 16, 1998

    The Face of Lying

    UCSF's Paul Ekman, a national expert on the science of lying, helps police (and journalists) determine whether perps (or presidents) are practiced prevaricators

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