Bayview Station

Mario Woods shooting informs Bayview’s consideration of Tasers

Covering the Police is an effort to look more closely at how police work in the Mission and elsewhere in the city. It is a collaboration with U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.  Residents from all over San Francisco made it very clear at a public hearing Tuesday night that they do not want the police to carry Tasers. But...

Police foot patrols to double in Bayview by November

This is part of an effort to Cover the Police — a collaboration with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism to look at how the police operate in the Mission District and elsewhere in the city. Bayview Station Captain Raj Vaswani said at a Tuesday community meeting at the Bayview Station that he would double foot patrols in the...

Trained in De-Escalation, Police Recruits Walk Mission

The San Francisco Police Department’s newest recruit class of 46 — 38 men and eight women — walked through the Mission District on Thursday to meet those they would be policing and serving. “Fuck the police!” yelled one woman at the 16th Street Bart Station as the large group crossed 16th Street.   “It’s understandable for black Americans to be...

Mission-Bayview Coalition Protests Police Shootings

Protesters carrying banners and candles halted in front of the Bayview Police Station at 201 Williams Ave. on Wednesday evening, their confrontational chants turning into cheers when, approaching from Third Street, a second group emerged underneath streetlights. The families of Alex Nieto and Mario Woods, two men killed by the San Francisco Police Department nearly two years apart, led two...

Mother Seeks Justice and to Remain in a City that Claimed Her Son’s Life

At Parque Niños Unidos on 23rd and Treat Streets, Sala-Haquekyah Chandler delivered an impromptu call to action last Wednesday about gun violence in the city that has left her without her son and a police investigation that has so far failed to apprehend those who took his life. “I have paid my dues to stand and speak for the people who...

An Evening at Third and Oakdale-Palou

En Español Two incidents of violence involving Asian residents– one in January on the platform and one in March – have focused attention at Bayview’s T- Third Street stop between Oakdale and Palou Avenues. Mission Loc@l went out Tuesday evening to spend some time near the platform between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – the same time frame in which...

Bayview Responds to T-Third Muni Violence

En Español District 10 community leaders worked this week to bridge the divide between Asian and African American residents, a rift exacerbated by high-profile crimes against Asian residents on the platform of the T-Third Street Muni line. “The best way to bring communities together is to work on these problems together,” said Vincent Pan, executive director of Chinese for Affirmative...