Mark Garcia

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    SFPD's Ugly History with Pepper Spray

    ​When San Francisco Police came calling in June of 1995, 37-year-old Aaron Williams probably didn't think it would be his last day on Earth. But as the pet-store-burglary suspect emerged from his house, a dozen officers piled on him. Police pepper-sprayed him, restrained him, and placed him face-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Feds Renege on Plea Deal for State-Legal Medical Marijuana Providers

    SF WeeklyScott Feil​Scott Feil wants to go to prison. And the United States wants to put him there. That, however, is where the common ground between Feil -- one of the state-legal medical marijuana providers the federal government is prosecuting -- and the Department of Justice ends.Three of the ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 1996

    The DA's Svengali

    Earlier this year, the District Attorney's Office was flirting with farce. Then Terence Hallinan called in David Millstein.

  • News

    June 12, 1996
  • News

    May 15, 1996

    Dead Heat

    Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.

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