It's been a rough go for Attorney General Eric Holder. Many thought Holder -- a Chicago buddy of President Barack Obama -- would be among the first Cabinet members to depart in Obama's second term, following the embarrassment of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Yet Holder has hung on. Today ... More >>
Looking for the right fingerprintsThis week Mayor Ed Lee announced the city would stop alerting federal immigration officials about illegal immigrant youth they book into juvenile hall on felony charges -- if the teens have family in the Bay Area.Even with this new policy, immigration authorities ... More >>
'Don't forget your silencer, Vito.'Thanks to budget constraints, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department has cut back on monitoring prisoner phone calls, which, in the past, has helped prosecutors mount credible criminal cases. But now, that full-time government monitoring has gone away.The Sherif ... More >>
Before: S.F. coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: S.F. punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
It's gettin' hot in hereThe Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice has sent a memo to Board of Supervisors President David Chiu asking him to back off efforts to set up a stricter nightclub permitting process, the latest volley in an intensifying intra-city feud over how to handle rising club violence.T ... More >>
Reason.tvCharles Lynch In a courtroom crowded with spectators and supporters, Morro Bay medical marijuana dispensary owner Charles Lynch was sentenced today in federal court to one year and one day in prison.Lynch, 47, appeared this morning in the Los Angeles federal courtroom of U.S. District Judge ... More >>
Can cops keep an accused drug dealer from roaming the Tenderloin?
Former truants relapse, stay away from attendance awards in droves.
Woman sues the city for false arrest after getting busted for allegedly throwing hot coffee on a butler for the Gettys
With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks of McCarthyism
Desperate prison lifers turn to Charles Carbone when trying to navigate the unfair process of parole denials
Late SF rapper Madd Maxx's debut CD is out--and so is his killer
Were those Yale boys drunk on the magical elixir of musical theater?
Just try getting a little sympathy for a disabled woman when some dollars are at stake
Were the cops really innocent of assault, or is our DA's Office just lame?
Taylor's lawyer was suspended from practicing during the robbery trial.
Testimony by an escaped inmate helped convict St. Joseph of murder.
Week of October 8, 2003
An all-star indie cast dramatizes the new face of AIDS death
How a lesbian love triangle involving two police officers and a former kickboxing champion led to a drawn-out privacy lawsuit against the San Mateo County DA who had allegedly outed the kickboxer to her ex-husband, a probation officer who then decided to
Alanna Krause believes that much of her hellish childhood could have been avoided. Now she's suing her father, her therapist, and her lawyer in an effort to prove it. How did it come to this?
William H. Langdon
Prosecutors, judges, governors, a sex offender, and a woman with a penchant for poor judgement entangle California and Texas in an epic child custody war with two sure losers -- aged 7 and 9.
Marin County has a program to protect bicyclists. In S.F., we keep killing them.
Foreign workers coming into the country for high-paying tech jobs often bring wives with them. When these women are beaten and abused, they have nowhere to run.
How a bright and beguiling budget analyst allegedly fleeced a showcase minority aid program at SFSU
Two lawsuits allege conflict of interest, sharp dealing
The snitches mumbled, stumbled, equivocated, and perjured themselves The jury found Bernard Temple -- the man prosecutors believed to be a bloodthirsty assassin for drug dealers -- not guilty of murder.
A bete noire of the liberal juvenile justice crowd reappears -- maybe
Probe of youth's hanging suggests misconduct that could help mayor oust Juvenile Probation foes
The Fang family rides tabloid journalism and hardball politics to the winner's circle
A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future
Police watchdog agency the Office of Citizen Complaints braces for its fifth lame director