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February 25, 2013 | 9:38 am

Oakland Police Consultant Defends ‘Stop, Ask and Frisk’

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Police can’t control crime without stopping and frisking suspects, says William Bratton, a consultant Oakland officials have tapped to cope with the city’s surging crime rate. Speaking in an interview on KQED’s “This Week in Northern California,” on Friday, Bratton fired back at critics of the police tactic often associated with his work in New […]

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Oakland City Council Votes to Hire William Bratton as Police Consultant

January 23, 2013 | 5:45 am

Oakland City Council Votes to Hire William Bratton as Police Consultant

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From KQED’s Andrew Stelzer: Former New York City and Los Angeles police chief William Bratton is coming to Oakland as a consultant to the city’s struggling Police Department. After a nine-hour meeting and four hours of public comment, the Oakland City Council voted 7 -1 early Wednesday to approve a $250,000 dollar contract that retains […]

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Oakland City Council Considers Consultant Contract For William Bratton

January 22, 2013 | 11:27 am

Oakland City Council Considers Consultant Contract For William Bratton

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Recent Oakland City Council meetings have proved loud and contentious, and with the proposed $250,000 contract to bring on controversial police consultant William Bratton on the agenda, tonight’s meeting may be just as raucous. The former Los Angeles police chief and New York City police commissioner, Bratton is credited with sharp reductions in crime in […]

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August 7, 2012 | 9:56 am

A.M. Splash: SF Mayor Drops Stop-and-Frisk; SF Parking Plan Aimed to Discourage Driving; Bay Area Burglaries on the Rise

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Ed Lee drops stop-frisk plan amid uproar (SF Chronicle) Mayor Ed Lee has dropped plans to bring New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to San Francisco and instead will rely on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software and increased involvement by ministers to combat the gun violence that has plagued some of the city’s most crime-ridden […]

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Stop and Frisk: San Francisco Plunges into a New York Controversy

July 27, 2012 | 1:58 pm

Stop and Frisk: San Francisco Plunges into a New York Controversy

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San Francisco may seem like the last place in the world to enact something as anathema to civil rights advocates as “stop-and-frisk,” a controversial policing tactic that allows officers to detain and search individuals whom they suspect of carrying weapons. And Mayor Ed Lee has weathered a storm of criticism since throwing out the idea […]

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SF Mayor Clarifies Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comments

July 17, 2012 | 3:48 pm

SF Mayor Clarifies Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comments

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is clarifying his comments about a controversial stop-and-frisk policy used to reduce violent crime in other major cities, including New York and Philadelphia. Lee said in a statement Tuesday that he is not considering a policy that will violate anyone’s constitutional rights and result in racial […]

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July 11, 2012 | 8:36 am

A.M. Splash: Trustees Say SF City College to Stay Open; SF Stop-and-Frisk Idea Blasted; Yoga Instructor Fired for Silencing Phones

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S.F. City College trustees try to calm fears (SF Chronicle) A long, bright future is ahead for City College of San Francisco, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get there. That was the message Tuesday from the school’s board and interim Chancellor Pamila Fisher, who met in public for the […]

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