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Mike Hennessey

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Ross Mirkarimi, You Are No Willie Brown

    ​It hardly takes a deft mind to liken the ongoing Ross Mirkarimi domestic violence saga to the telenovelas his wife used to star in. Yet yesterday's testimony from ex-Mirkarimi flame Christina Flores was broad and prurient to an extent that would scare off even a soap opera sponsor. Per Flores, fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Will DROP Program Live to Double-Dip Again?

    ​Update: Police Union head Gary Delagnes predicts Ross Mirkarimi will push renewing DROP for one year. Not long ago, SF Weekly wrote a story about the city's Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). The program allows older police officers to simultaneously earn pensions and salaries -- a tough sce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Will Sheriffs Babysit Your Marijuana?

    We'll be back in 15 minutes, man...​San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessey does not want to bother busting you for pot. He's said so himself. But does that mean you can overtly tote your marijuana right past sheriff's deputies and into City Hall, the Hall of Justice, or other city structures? You be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Aaron Peskin Labels Ed Lee, David Chiu 'Lightweights'

    Don't expect this photo to be recreated anytime soon​In the wake of last night's epic progressive fumble attempting to maneuver a left-of-center candidate into Mayor Gavin Newsom's chair, progressive stalwart Aaron Peskin rained bitter words on everyone involved. The former Board of Supervisors pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    'It's On Like Donkey Kong': San Francisco Politics Illustrated

    ​When Supervisor Chris Daly last night punctuated his promise to Board President David Chiu that he'd "haunt him politically" by uttering "It's on like Donkey Kong," he transcended the bizarre and entered the sublime. He caused a legion of hardened City Hall-watchers to say something they never th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Gavin Newsom Could Delay Swearing-In. But Why?

    Should he stay or should he go? ​The Chron this morning summarized a legal memo that backs up Mayor Gavin Newsom's oft-repeated threat of delaying his exit as San Francisco mayor if he's not satisfied with the Board of Supervisors' choice for his successor. The "Will he or won't he?" makes for gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Tom Ammiano: 'No Way, No How' I Want to Be Mayor

    Chris RobertsTom Ammiano took the Sherman -- he says he won't be our next mayor​In a move reminiscent of the crew members of the Bounty bellowing "Take us with you!" to the escaped-to-a-better-place Mr. Christian, progressive supervisors are imploring Assemblyman Tom Ammiano to enter the mayoral f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Chris Daly Won't Quit Tom Ammiano

    Chris Daly is still hoping to cast a vote for Tom Ammiano -- will Tom let him? ​Earlier today we reported that Supervisor Chris Daly has started an online petition to implore Assemblyman Tom Ammiano to be our next mayor. Ammiano, meanwhile, told SF Weekly in no uncertain terms he doesn't want the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Washington First State To Spurn Feds' Secure Communities Fingerprinting Program

    ​Washington State just did what San Francisco tried so hard to do but ultimately failed at: It gave the metaphorical finger to Secure Communities, the controversial fingerprinting program that identifies illegal immigrants picked up by local police.Washington became the first state in the country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Conservative Immigration Think Tank Wants To Kill San Francisco's Federal Dollars

    Sorry, Buster. No more money to keep you here...​San Francisco jails should lose roughly $750,000 in Department of Justice dollars. That's the gist of a  memo released this month by the Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank Center for Immigration Studies, which accuses San Francisco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Mark Farrell Declares Victory in District 2

    Mark Farrell says he's won. Does Janet Reilly concur? ​Update: Janet Reilly ConcedesMark Farrell -- who didn't have very many endorsements but did end up with more ranked-choice votes than favorite Janet Reilly -- has declared victory. "As of this evening, all the votes have been counted in Distr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    'Secure Communities' Deporting Low-Level Criminals and Innocents, Opponents Say

    Jaywalking? That'll get you deported, hombre​The majority of illegal immigrants deported by a controversial federal program known as Secure Communities are not the "high threat" criminal immigrants the Feds claimed the program would ensnare, according to statistics released today by civil rights o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    'Secure Communities' Program Nails 29 Illegal Immigrants In S.F. Jail

    After all, now we have finger prints...​ICE touts success stories of new program -- but San Francisco sheriff's department would have reported "criminal aliens" anyways under old sanctuary city policyIn the first nine days after the San Francisco Sheriff's Department begrudgingly implemented the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Sheriff Mike Hennessey Asks To Opt Out Of Immigration Fingerprint ID Program

    ​Beating out a resolution to be introduced today by the Board of Supervisors urging him to do so, San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessey asked the state attorney general today for assistance in opting out of the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) fingerprint screening program known as Secure C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Supes' Proposed $82M Cuts to Cops, Firefighters are 'Symbolic' -- But Portend Bare-Knuckle Budget Battle

    The budget battle is under way...A shot across the bow. A brushback pitch. A dropping of the gauntlet. Call it what you will, but when the Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee yesterday approved $82 million in cuts from San Francisco's police, fire, and sheriffs' departments it was a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Convenience Store Robin Hood -- She Stole From the 7-11 and Gave To Random Folks -- Nabbed By Cops

    ...And grab a Big Gulp for Will Scarlet!In our experience, there's very little at a 7-11 worth threatening to kill or maim over -- you don't hear too many folks going on about life, liberty, and the pursuit of pemmican and sodas large enough to hide oversize cans of beer in when you go to the ballpa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Former S.F. Supe Silver Resigns From Sheriff's Department, Cites Desire to Legalize Drugs -- ALL Drugs

    Carol Ruth Silver has sued for peace in the War on DrugsThe old commercial used to show an egg sizzling in a pan and note "This is your brain on drugs -- any questions?" We always wondered how they knew we like our brains sunny-side up. But former San Francisco Supervisor has a better question -- wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    S.F. Sheriff: Decriminalize Marijuana Now

    Sheriff Mike HennesseySherriff Mike Hennessey accepted Carol Ruth Silver's resignation from his department over her concerns that the War on Drugs is an unjust failure that ought to be called off. But he sympathizes with her contentions. When asked if he believes that drugs should be legalized, he r ... More >>

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    May 2, 2007

    Funny Dinero

    The mayor says the city won't help the Bushies crackdown on illegal immigrants--but why is SF still getting money from the feds then?

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