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Exploited Boys in SF Disappear From View

September 19, 2012 | 11:52 am

Exploited Boys in SF Disappear From View

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by Trey Bundy, The Bay Citizen From the 1970s through the 1990s, police say, young male hustlers worked street corners and bars in San Francisco’s Castro District and along Polk Street, blocks away from City Hall. But in recent years, that population has largely faded from view – along with the whereabouts of the city’s […]

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Boy’s Ejection From SF School Illustrates Struggles in Violence Prevention

August 16, 2012 | 1:15 pm

Boy’s Ejection From SF School Illustrates Struggles in Violence Prevention

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by Trey Bundy, The Bay Citizen An 11-year-old boy in San Francisco made headlines early last year when a shooting near his Western Addition home left a random bullet lodged permanently in his abdomen. Nerve damage, a ruptured bladder and chronic pain kept him out of school for more than four months. For a brief […]

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SF Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

August 14, 2012 | 11:21 am

SF Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

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by Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen The San Francisco Police Department has underreported the arrest rates of the city’s two largest minority groups for years, misclassifying Latino arrestees as “white” and Asian arrestees as “other,” The Bay Citizen has learned. The state has been publishing the erroneous statistics in a report called “Crime in California” […]

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To Avoid Prison, Move to One of These Counties

July 30, 2012 | 3:49 pm

To Avoid Prison, Move to One of These Counties

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Want to avoid prison? Then stay in the Bay Area. That’s one conclusion you might draw from a massive database assembled by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice on the people behind bars in each county. As part of its California Sentencing Institute project on Monday, the center unveiled an interactive map that shows […]

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Oakland Tackles Violent Crime, Up 20% This Year

July 19, 2012 | 12:56 pm

Oakland Tackles Violent Crime, Up 20% This Year

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Crime is falling nationwide, but not so in Oakland. Violent crime in the city is up about 20 percent over last year to date. Earlier this month, seven people were murdered in seven days, making it the bloodiest week in about four years, according to the Oakland Tribune. Forum host Michael Krasny spoke with Oakland […]

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July 5, 2012 | 8:09 am

Shooting Closes Eastbound Bay Bridge Lanes

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Update 10:07 p.m: All lanes of the Bay Bridge have been reopened, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission reports. “Motorists are advised to continue to expect delays until traffic can clear the area.” (Bay City News) Sporadic lane closures on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge  could last until 10:30 a.m. today as officers investigate a shooting incident  […]

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Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

June 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

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Oakland officials are acknowledging that Mayor Jean Quan’s “one-hundred block” crime-fighting plan miscalculated where most violent crime in the city takes place. Quan has been saying that 90 percent of the crime in Oakland takes place in 100 blocks, and that the city is focusing police and other city services on those blocks. On Wednesday […]

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August 10, 2011 | 12:53 pm

No Arrests Yet in Oakland Gang Related Shooting

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The Oakland Police Department just sent out the following update about the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in Oakland. Despite previous reports of arrests in the case, they now say there are none yet: Investigators have reason to believe the shooting of Carlos Nava is a result of gang activity in the area, and […]

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June 8, 2011 | 9:01 pm

Oakland Police Release Video in Sex-Assault Case

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Oakland police have released a cellphone video they say a sexual assault victim took of her attacker earlier this week. Police said the attack occurred Tuesday morning in West Oakland when a man forced his way into the victim’s residence. She reportedly used her cellphone to record the assailant as he prepared to leave the […]

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Identity of SJSU Shooting Victims Released

May 12, 2011 | 1:12 pm

Identity of SJSU Shooting Victims Released

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San Jose State University officials identified the victims of Tuesday night’s murder/suicide as two graduating seniors. 25-year-old Marcory Tarlit Caliguiran and 26-year-old Thomas Kyle Williams were killed while sitting in Caliguiran’s car in a campus garage Tuesday evening. The alleged shooter, Caliguiran’s 54-year-old husband, Napolean Lavarias Caliguiran, is believed to have shot himself after killing the […]

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