Tuesday, June 23, 2015
African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Welcome to the plea agreement. It can be a Faustian bargain, but it’s also a constant presence in our criminal justice system.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Why courts deserve the same public scrutiny as cops–an article by Felony Manager Manohar Raju.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
While citizens demand answers for the police killings of unarmed men of color nationally, an everyday injustice continues unabated in San Francisco: the profiling of African American women.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
San Francisco Public Defender Immigration Attorney Francisco Ugarte will be honored at a May 14 ceremony for his work empowering women facing deportation.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Register now at sfjusticesummit.com
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A man who suffered meth psychosis was acquitted of robbery and other felonies after a jury determined he entered a Mission District apartment under the delusion he would board a spaceship on its roof, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, April 3, 2015
The most influential Stop Snitchin’ campaign in San Francisco isn’t in the Bayview or the Tenderloin. It lives on the streets and in the jails, wielding power over those you might not expect: police officers and sheriff’s deputies.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
A man who testified he acted in self-defense against a roommate who raped him was acquitted of all charges in the roommate’s 2011 death, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.