If Melinda Haag thought being local United States prosecutor would make her famous, it's doubtful she ever imagined it'd be because of a plant. Her predecessors Joe Russoniello and Kevin Ryan made names for themselves for returning money to cocaine dealers who used frogmen to smuggle powder ashore a ... More >>
Moving books around, however is not a crime. Following an international trend, some copies of George W. Bush's tome, Decision Points, are mysteriously migrating to San Francisco bookstores' "crime" sections. That's just what happened in the photo accompanying this story, which was snapped in the ... More >>
This book is now officially good for somethingYou likely won't be forced to buy George W. Bush's literary attempt, Decision Points. When it comes to investing in presidential apologia, you are the decider. But if, for some undetermined reason, you needed, really needed, to buy W's tome -- you cou ... More >>
So long, Mr. Ryan...With today's announcement of the departure of Kevin Ryan, the head of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, Gavin Newsom passed an important pinnacle. His right-hand men and women have now quit more times than Brett Favre. It took a while, but Newsom caught up. On a serious ... More >>
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 >>
The Entertainment Commission is supposed to regulate S.F. nightclubs, but it won't — and often can't — punish scofflaws. The results are sometimes tragic.
By Will Harper Most likely you were watching that other debate if you were watching any debate last night. But about 75 people made it out to the Victoria Theatre Tuesday evening to see the District 9 supervisorial candidates gab and jab in their quest to succeed Tom Ammiano. District 9 includes ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs Summer is the cruelest season for a crime-addled city. School is out and temperatures are high, so homicides tend to spike. How a city handles crime prevention when school’s not in session can mean the difference between a summer of death and a summer of love. San Francis ... More >>
Since 2005, San Francisco has spent $900,000 on installing 68 surveillance cameras to deter crime. An article in today's Chronicle reports that a new study from UC Berkeley has found that the cameras don't really do anything. In fact, criminals know where the cameras are and just move their crime-d ... More >>
Unlike the other U.S. attorneys fired by the Bushies, Kevin Ryan.
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.
Memo to Ashcroft: Why aren't you pursuing Barry Bonds the way you did Martha Stewart?