Men dont have to agree to sex in order to get busted in a prostitution sting. They just have to seem interested.
As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.
Just like Johannes Mehserle, we can't give you a straight answer -- but the former BART police officer appears to be the first Bay Area cop to ever find himself charged with murder following a job-related shooting. Jim Chanin, a veteran Berkeley attorney who has prosecuted more than 20 police shooti ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Prosecutors' reluctance to charge murder suspects in S.F. leaves alleged killers on the street, flush with bravado
Marin County DA Ed Berberian switches his office's position, agreeing to Catholic Church demands to withhold sex-abuse documents from the press
Week of Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Week of February 2, 2005
S.F. Archbishop William Levada doesn't want the public to know about decades of alleged sexual misconduct by his clerics. But why are district attorneys in San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco helping him keep secrets?
A jailhouse "snitch" fingered Burton for murder
Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
With an October trial in the offing, prosecutors had every intention of proving that Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson was a domestic terrorist who helped plant bombs under police cars 26 years ago.
Potheads distort the record -- and endanger the justice system -- as they try to recall the Marin DA
After nearly 2 1/2 years, the embezzlement case against a Fire Department supervisor has still gone nowhere, and no end is in sight
The juvenile justice system is ignoring delinquent girls -- and creating a social time bomb
Steve Landi was a hero at 101 California and a cop to his bones. Why is the SFPD trying so hard to get rid of him?
Mormon doctor's conviction for sexual penetration with foreign object upheld; allegation of juror misconduct headed for court
Why giant corporations like PG&E bankrolled a juvenile crime initiative
There's a pot of money available to investigate real estate fraud, but Terence Hallinan isn't using it
Investigations launched into money collected from massage parlor workers
Police find a way to make money by busting massage parlors
Twelve convicted drug dealers and other major felons have recently been employed by the San Francisco Housing Authority. But are there even more criminals on the public payroll?
The city and state say the Bank of America stole hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of dollars from the government. But didn't San Francisco finance officials know what was going on? And shouldn't B of A executives be under criminal investigation?
Why do police in bucolic Santa Rosa kill more citizens per capita than cops in crime-ridden cities like San Francisco and New York?
Is the DA's Office bungling the biggest pollution case in Bay Area history?
S.F. officials are tilting toward more community-based rehab for youthful offenders -- if they can put the lid on internal bickering that's given new meaning to the term "juvenile justice"
Earlier this year, the District Attorney's Office was flirting with farce. Then Terence Hallinan called in David Millstein.
Parents who refuse to pay child support don't have much to worry about in California. Or, for that matter, San Francisco.
Liberals mount a comeback in the juvenile justice system
The narrow bandwidth of San Francisco politics makes most elections a contest between liberals. The DA's race, which pitted prosecutor Bill Fazio against centrist Arlo Smith and progressive Terence Hallinan, promised to change all that. But when Fazio zig