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Today’s Mission

Alleged assault during Manny’s protest leads to two arrests

“It was very confusing. I was surrounded by a sea of bodies and they were screaming ‘Who the fuck are you?’ right in my face,” said the man, who asked that his name not be published as he fears he’ll become the subject of a harassment campaign.

The two demonstrators who were arrested during the ongoing protests outside Manny’s, a cafe and community meeting place at 16th and Valencia Streets, have denied the allegations. 

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Public Defender’s office rips Medical Examiner, disputes drug use as Jeff Adachi’s No. 1 cause of death

With all the pugnacity of its deceased former boss Jeff Adachi, the Public Defender’s office on Wednesday lambasted the city’s Medical Examiner as “dysfunctional and untrustworthy” and claimed “independent” medical analyses confirmed Adachi died of “natural” causes — not  “acute mixed drug (cocaine and ethanol) toxicity,” as the Medical Examiner’s office ruled in March.

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Paneez Kosarian could’ve used her platform for good. Instead, she cast every homeless person as a mentally ill, drug-addicted menace.

It’s a damn shame that Paneez Kosarian was attacked and feared for her life. The terror of physically engaging with an aggressive and deranged person who may be capable of anything is horrifying. I know this personally. 

But it’s also a damn shame that Kosarian has parlayed her victimhood in this way, and is grafting together the wholly unrelated subjects of Austin James Vincent — and this city’s questionable handling of him — and the ongoing plans to provide shelter and treatment to homeless individuals in SoMa. 

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Hot for Marianne Williamson: Unique Democratic presidential hopeful addresses sweltering Mission crowd

On Thursday night Manny Yekutiel walked on stage at his political cafe, Manny’s, held up a mic, and faced a crowd of 350 strong. 

“Who are we here for?” Yekutiel asked them. 

“Marianne!” the crowd yelled back. 

“Are you all hot?” he said.

“Yes!” the crowd shouted back. 

It was, indeed, upwards of 90 degrees in the room and when improbable Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson walked in, the frenetic crowd seemed to make the room just bit hotter as it hooted and cheered. 

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