Tag Archives: George Gascon

Charges filed following SF Excelsior gambling den raid

A group of men and women who were arrested in connection with an illegal gambling den earlier this month have each been charged with a felony and two misdemeanor counts, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Thursday. The defendants — Kenneth Gurriere, 56, Richard Mohler, 34, Malcolm Brian Vasquez, 49, and Marjorie Delacruz, 49 — have been charged with felony...

DA declines to file charges in another SF police shooting, activists react

After District Attorney George Gascón announced, once again, that he won’t  file charges in the officer-involved shooting of 29-year-old Jessica Williams, activists in the Bayview renewed their promise to hold the San Francisco Police Department accountable. “With everything going on, with the fires, DACA and Trump, police brutality is on the back burner,” Phelicia Jones, who founded the Bayview group Wealth...

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,...

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...

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...