Tag Archives: George Gascon

The Cryst Tag (Via SFGate)

DA Charges Tagger with 10 Counts of Felony Vandalism

The office of District Attorney George Gascón announced Monday it would be charging Andrew Yarbrough, a prolific tagger apprehended by Mission District police officers last week, with ten felony counts of vandalism as well as 19 misdemeanor counts of vandalism. Yarbrough, whose is allegedly the vandal behind the tag “Cryst,” has spray painted his work throughout the city—on MUNI shelters, businesses,...
Obviously did not get the SFPD memo: Eyes up, phones down!

Take That, Cell Phone Thieves! San Franciscans Are Locking You Out

San Franciscans are mad as hell, and we won’t take cell phone thefts anymore! Well, clarification: you can steal our phones via force (wielded a lot as of late in the Mission via gun and knife, or, in my case, a huge jelly donut gut that trapped me on Muni). But man, do we have the power of fox-like technological wit. We have...
The three woman, who comprised the recent Neighborhood Courts panel, chat briefly after the proceedings. File photo.

Mission Community Courts Successful Enough to Be Replicated Citywide

Once a week in the Mission, a panel of community members sits at a desk and delivers sentences to “johns,” public urinators and graffiti generators. Punishments can range from a fine to an apology letter, but the real benefit is that these non-violent offenders aren’t clogging up the court system, which saves the city $900 for every case, according to...

Guns, Giant Value and Reduced Crime

To start with, Vic Wong of Mission Mission hits up the Giant Value 99 cents on Mission Street, acknowledging it’s potential for photographic awesomeness. I especially love how the peeling paint in the middle looks like two birds staring at one another. The year’s almost over and in terms of violent crime, things have greatly improved in the Mission, according...