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No Suspect or Explosives Found After Bomb Threat at Night Club

Police responded to reports of a bomb threat at DNA Lounge at 375 11th St. on Friday afternoon, but after an evacuation and a search of the affected building, found no evidence of a bomb or a suspect reportedly barricaded inside. At 3:30 p.m., police received a call from a man claiming to be inside and “armed with a gun and a bomb,” but...

Eyewitness Describes Brawl Before Fatal Mission Stabbing

Pablo O. a man who works on the plaza at 16th Street said he witnessed the Sunday morning attack that ended with 55-year-old Larry Teevy dead from multiple stabbing wounds. The account could not be corroborated, but police said Teevy was attacked and stabbed by at least three suspects and succumbed to his injuries. Teevy was well known within the community of men and women...

No Compromise on Police Use of Force Reform at Community Meeting

San Francisco police commissioners seeking community input on proposed revisions to policies governing police use of force got what they asked for when a meeting on Wednesday was hijacked by group of angry protesters who offered their own take on what police reform should look like. The young men and women, who entered the San Francisco City College’s cafeteria about...

Man Shot in Face After Argument in SF Mission

Police report an argument escalated into a shooting on South Van Ness Avenue near 16th Street just before midnight. Two men, one 53 and the other 45, were in a verbal altercation when the older man pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the face. The victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition, and the suspect was arrested. Earlier in the...

Supervisor Seeks Action on Police Reform with Budget Constraint

Supervisor John Avalos today announced his intention to mandate reforms to the Police Department’s use of force policies by withholding a portion of the department’s budget until reform metrics are met. The proposed budget amendment would hold $200 million of the budget on reserve, with its release dependent on positive quarterly reviews by the city. Success would be measured in...
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Police Ramp Up Crime-Fighting in Response to Violence

In response to seven shootings and two stabbings since late May that left three people dead, another three critically injured, and four more in the hospital, San Francisco police are stepping up their efforts in the Mission District to combat crime. Many of the incidents occurred in the vicinity of 16th and Mission streets. The captain of the Mission Police...
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Residents Ask Police for More Enforcement on Pimping, Violence

At a community meeting on Thursday evening, frustrated residents asked for advice and more action from police to reduce pimping, prostitution, violence, and drug dealing in two local hotspots. Residents of Capp and Shotwell streets between 16th and 20th streets asked for increased police attention to prostitution and violence they say stemmed from disputes among pimps. Others who live near...

Man Shot, Killed on 24th and Shotwell Streets in SF Mission

A man died after he was shot by an unknown suspect with a handgun at the corner of 24th and Shotwell streets  at 11:44 p.m. on Friday, July 1, police report. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police did not give any further information about the incident. The Medical Examiner has not yet...

Shooting Claimed Life of “Ambassador of Shotwell Street”

Many of the Shotwell Street residents who heard the gunshots that claimed Rigoberto Romero’s life on Friday night had seen the 27-year-old grow up over the years. Some of them were family members. “We heard about six shots,” said Alicia Romero, the victim’s cousin. Three minutes prior, she had seen Romero speaking with his mother in their family home on Shotwell...

Police Search SF General Hospital Due to Firecracker

Police searched San Francisco General Hospital Thursday afternoon and found remnants of an M80 explosive but no evidence of a shooter, after a call near 2 p.m. of an explosion and possible shots fired in the building. Mission Police Station Captain Daniel Perea told media around 4 p.m. that nobody had been injured in the incident, but that the firecracker appeared to...

Man Pistol-Whipped, Robbed, While Cleaning His Car

A 44-year-old man was pistol-whipped and then robbed while cleaning his van near the intersection of 26th and Wisconsin streets early Thursday morning. The attack happened sometime between midnight and 2:00 a.m., when two unidentified suspects armed with a handgun approached the victim near his vehicle. After demanding his money, the confrontation turned violent when the victim told the suspects that he didn’t...

Two Injured, One Arrest in Violent Group Beatings in SF Mission

Two men were injured in two separate violent beatings carried out by groups of men in the Mission on July 13. Police do not believe the attacks to be connected at this time, according to Officer Grace Gatpandan, spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department. The first attack occurred at 3:10 a.m. near 17th and Mission streets, when a 36...

Mission Activists, Newcomers Discuss Ways to Confront Racism in Support of Black Lives Matter

Activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, Mission community organizers and newcomers, many of whom were tech workers, met Wednesday night to discuss ways to confront racial inequality that included collecting data, investing in communities and questioning the diversity within the rank-and-file of tech workers. “What sparked this for me was seeing the number of Facebook posts [following last week’s...

Teenager Attacked, Stabbed at SF Mission Restaurant

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed last night during a brawl at a restaurant at Mission Street and Precita Avenue. The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. when the teenager and a friend were confronted by three men, all aged 20 years old. The men demanded the youth’s property, and at least one of the three was armed with a knife, according to police reports. The...

Activist Groups Decline City’s Human Rights Award

Community groups demanding reform of the San Francisco Police Department and city government declined on Thursday to accept their awards from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. At least half of the 16 the coalitions slated to receive the award – those recognized for organizing against police brutality – walked out of the City Hall chamber mid-ceremony. Many called the award “insulting.”...