Tag Archives: violence

Police to Frustrated Residents: Help!

By SHALWAH EVANS M.P.R. Howard pointed to the bullet hole in the Mission Education Project’s building Wednesday night as yet another sign of the increase in crime among neighborhood youth. “The majority of victims and perpetrators are people under the age of 30, but once the bullet leaves the barrel it doesn’t matter who the target is–it can hit anybody,” Howard...

Community Lights Candles to Extinguish Violence

By SHALWAH EVANS Residents gathered on Harrison Street Sunday and lit candles in protest of the violence that has recently plagued their home.  Beginning at 8 pm, neighbors grouped together and lit candles in various places along Harrison between 23rd and 26th Street, talked about their personal lives, and chatted about local politics.  The tight-knit group of more than 30...

Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Assault of Young Actor on Muni

Eighteen-year-old Uluao Mase was charged today in the Oct. 5 beating of young actor Christopher Borgzinner, 18. Borgzinner was riding the 9-San Bruno Muni bus to an acting class when four men, ignoring his denial of gang affiliation, badly beat him and stole his wallet, reported the Chronicle. Borgzinner suffered broken facial bones and other injuries. Mase pleaded not guilty...

Riding MUNI’s Third Street Line

En Español Bayview has seen four, high profile MUNI-related attacks on Asians this year, one that resulted in the death of 83-year old Huan Chen. Three of the incidents were connected with the two-year-old T-Third Street Line, five miles of track connecting BART’s Embarcadero Station to AT&T Park, Mission Bay, and the Bayview District.  Asian community groups rallied and told...

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...

60 Seconds: Violence in the Mission

In light of recent shootings in the Mission District, Mission Local set out to talk to our neighbors and hear their perspectives on the violence. “It’s a lot of gang-related violence,” said Ricky, a Mission resident who lost two friends to gun violence recently. “The crime is unbearable, what goes on. The crime needs to stop with everybody getting murdered.” Yet according to data,...

Homeless Couple Alleges Deputy Bribed Them to Keep Quiet About Alley Beating

An attorney representing Stanislav Petrov, the man beaten by Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies, has filed a civil suit against Alameda County alleging that the deputies painfully cuffed Petrov’s broken wrists and robbed him. A homeless couple claims the deputy gave them Petrov’s stolen belongings to bribe them. The couple — Jerome Allen and Haley Harris — told the Chronicle that deputies...

An Alleyway Attack and a Bike Heist

A 25-year-old man was attacked and robbed by three men on Wednesday night while passing Clarion Alley on Mission Street. At 10:45 p.m., the man was reportedly walking northbound on Mission when approached by the three unidentified men, one of whom punched him in the lip and demanded his property. The victim then handed over his wallet, some cash, a debit card, his driver’s...

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...

Man Beaten, Robbed After Leaving Bar in SF Mission

A 34-year-old man was beaten and then robbed near 26th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday after leaving a nearby bar where he had been drinking. Police report that the victim left the bar at 11 p.m. and walked out onto the street to get transportation when a 32-year-old man ran out in front of him and punched him three times...