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SF neighborhood watch groups keep their eyes peeled for crime

As San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott puts more foot patrols on the city’s streets, he’s also looking to increase the eyeballs on crime.   To demonstrate how serious he is about the community’s role in policing, he showed up at a recent meeting of neighborhood watch block captains — residents who organize some of the over 900 watch groups...

SFPD foot patrols make a comeback in Ingleside district

For the first time in several years, the streets of San Francisco’s Ingleside police district — one of the city’s largest and most diverse — are being patrolled by beat cops. It’s a goal the district’s captain, Joseph McFadden, has been waiting a long time to achieve. “We’ve been wanting beats since I got here,” said McFadden, who took over...

The Tasers SF proposes buying are backed by few studies

To Rick Smith, the founder and chief executive officer of Axon, which manufactures Tasers, electricity is not something to be feared, but revered. Electricity offers life. Without it, Smith wrote in 2007, “Earth would be nothing but a barren rock in the cosmos.” And Smith has long been determined to prove this point, arguing that equipping law enforcement with the...