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San Francisco Jury Acquits Man In Sexual Assault Case

San Francisco, CA - Justin Desmangles, a member of the North Beach literary community, was acquitted yesterday of rape, attempted sodomy by force, and...

Bad Luck or Racism in the Criminal Justice System?

by Jeff Adachi Printed in The Recorder, September 2005. 60 years ago, a black maid named Lena Baker was tried for capital murder in Georgia. She was...

Man Found Not Guilty in Stabbing SF Man

CBS 5 CrimeWatch  (BCN) SAN FRANCISCO - A 20-year-old Daly City man who spent the last 19 months in county jail on murder charges was...

San Francisco Jury Finds Man Not Guilty Of First Degree Murder...

San Francisco, CA – A 20-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabbing that occurred during a street brawl was found not...

Breaking the Cycle

by Eliza Strickland SF Weekly It's expensive and time-consuming, but a court can help cure the hard-core homeless problem in San Francisco. Read the rest of this...

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...

Broken Justice

Reprinted from the SF Examiner, February 18, 2005 By Jeff Adachi Last week, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants published...

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee Recommends $1.4...

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today that the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee has recommended a...

Study by Justice Policy Institute Questions Effectiveness of Gang Injunctions as...

Report Comes On The Heels Of The City Attorney’s Attempt To Expand Gang Injunctions in San Francisco’s Mission And Western Addition Districts San Francisco, CA...

CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY AND POLICE BEATING RESULTS IN ACQUITTAL OF...

San Francisco, CA – On the morning of February 7, 2007, three plainclothes police officers approached 39-year-old John Gibson under the mistaken belief that...