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Study: Effectiveness of a Mental Health Court in Reducing Criminal Recidivism...

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Mental health court can reduce recidivism and violence by people with mental disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Gang Prosecutors Hit

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by Millie Lapidario The Recorder, August 22, 2007  A recent appellate ruling from Southern California has caused quite a rumble in San Francisco — and among...

The War on Gangs: Saving the streets or abusing civil rights?

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by Martin Kuz SF Weekly With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks...

Save San Francisco’s Drug Court!

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By Jeff Adachi Printed in SF Bay Guardian, February 2005 Thirty years after President Richard Nixon declared the national War on Drugs, this country is spending...

San Francisco Jury Acquits Man In Sexual Assault Case

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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?

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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...