Stop And Frisk

The roots of crime

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The Chron has figured out how to solve Oakland's crime problem, in one sentence.

Here it is:

Critics said police don't address the roots of crime, which can be solved with greater social services and educational opportunities.

That is a thing of beauty, right there.Read more »

Forum tonight cancelled after Mayor's 'no stop and frisk' announcement

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A community forum to discuss stop and frisk tonight has been cancelled, in the wake of Mayor Lee's announcement yesterday that he would not be implementing the controversial policy.

“We will not be implementing the stop and frisk program, or variations of that, in San Francisco,” Lee said at a press conference yesterday that was well-attended by neighbors, faith leaders and other interested parties.Read more »

Ed Lee gets frisky

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I knew Mayor Ed Lee was going to be more friendly to developers that I would have liked, and I knew he'd be a tough sell on new taxes, but I didn't expect to see him talking about a program that has racial profiling and civil liberties issues written all over it.Read more »