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Amazon Barbershop shootout

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

 Tensions were high at the town hall meeting at Balboa High School regarding the police-related shooting of a 21-year-old man at a barbershop in the outer Mission as an altercation broke out during the public forum. On Wednesday, March 21, Jehad Eid was shot and killed by two San Francisco Police Department officers Kevin ...

Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...

West Portal fire under investigation

January 24, 2018 News

Tuesday night at approximately 10:40 p.m., a three-alarm fire broke out at 32 West Portal Ave. and continued to spread to two neighboring businesses, according to an official press release from the Mayor’s office this afternoon. Fire engines were dispatched at 10:42 p.m. and arrived at the scene no later than five minutes later. The ...

Tasers: SFPD’s new weapon

November 8, 2017 Opinion

Last Friday, all four mayoral appointees in the Police Commission voted yes on the approval for the San Francisco Police Department to use conducted electrical weapons, or tasers, in San Francisco. This underhanded decision was done despite the overwhelming disapproval for the opposition. The myth of tasers not being “real” weapons falsely reinforces the Police ...

San Francisco police stand with city against Trump

February 3, 2017 News 1 Comment

San Francisco Police suspended participation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night. The separation of the SFPD from the FBI ends a 10-year relationship, though a suspension is not a total withdrawal and will be revisited later, according to a media release by the San Francisco Police Committee. The JTTF “brings together federal agents ...

SF State responds to Ohio State University attack

December 1, 2016 News

“Run. Hide. Fight.” Ohio State University students and faculty received this message Monday morning after a student terrorized the campus with a car and knife, sending 11 people to the hospital.   This message has been promoted by local and national law enforcement agencies as the best tool for students and faculty to use when ...

Police charge SF State alumnus with possession of child pornography

October 15, 2015 News

San Francisco police arrested an SF State alumnus Oct. 8 on suspicion of possession of child pornography and the use of hidden cameras, SFGate reported. Police charged Duane Ackerman with several counts of felonies and misdemeanors which include possession and distribution of over 600 images of child pornography, the sexual exploitation of a minor and a concealed ...

Documentary chronicles street musician’s story

October 13, 2015 Life

The rhythmic cadence of Larry “Bucket Man” Hunt’s joyous drumming reaches the ears of pedestrians three blocks away from the Market Street Old Navy. The downtown sidewalk has been the drummer’s base of operations for the better part of a decade. “I ain’t trying to get rich,” Hunt said. “I just want to make people happy.” Hunt ...

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting pleads not guilty

October 2, 2013

Nikhom Thephakaysone pled not guilty to three felony counts including the alleged murder of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez today at his arraignment. He is being detained without bail. SFPD arrested Thephakaysone, Sept. 24 in connection to a shooting that killed Valdez.  He also faces charges for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of an illegal ...

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez to be arraigned today

October 2, 2013 News

Nikhom Thephakaysone will be arraigned today, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. on three felony charges including the murder of Justin Valdez; they were both SF State students. Valdez, the 20-year-old sophomore was fatally shot in the back of the head at about 9:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, after getting off an eastbound M-Ocean View Muni ...

SF State student Justin Valdez shot and killed in Ingleside

September 25, 2013 5 Comments

UPDATE: Medical examiners have confirmed with Xpress the 20-year-old male victim was SF State sophomore Justin Valdez. San Francisco police have released footage of a homicide suspect taken prior to a shooting that left one man dead Monday. According to police, an unidentified 20-year-old male was shot in the back of the head Monday at 9:49 ...

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

May 17, 2013 News 23 Comments

[HTML7] [HTML6] SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of “police brutality” during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary Ward Hall last night. The group of approximately 50 protesters held signs that read “End Police Brutality” and “SFPD Used Excessive Force on Mary Ward ...