What San Francisco Can Do About Gangs

by Jeff Adachi March 20, 2008, featured on BeyondChron.org San Francisco’s gang problem is not new. In the 1850s, the “Sydney Ducks,” a gang of ex-cons from Australia, reportedly committed countless murders, robberies, assaults, and arsons in Sydney-Town, an area that encompassed much of today’s Financial District. A group called the “Committee of Vigilance” responded […]

Opinion: See no evil, hear no profiling – an argument wrong as always

Published in The Examiner Friday, September 21, 2007 by Jeff Adachi  I was not surprised to see Ken Garcia jumping on City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s bandwagon in support of gang injunctions (“Adachi fiddles with race card as The City’s streets burn,” The Examiner, Sept. 20). But I was pleasantly surprised to see that Garcia actually believes […]

Guilt by association

by Jeff Adachi SF Chronicle San Francisco has begun to employ a controversial crime-fighting tool known as civil gang injunctions. Injunctions bar persons identified as gang members by law enforcement from engaging in restricted activities in specified areas. In light of the violence that the city is experiencing, proponents argue that these restrictions on civil […]

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