SFPD’s share of the budget isn’t as eye-popping as its counterparts, in part because of San Francisco’s unique status as both a city and a county. So big-ticket budgets that typically fall under a county umbrella like the department of public health, courts and sheriff's office are folded in with city funding. … [Read more...] about SF’s spending and hiring spree on police comes to an end, but where will cuts come from?
San Francisco’s black community has shrunk over the years to 5% of the city’s population. Despite the enormous amounts of money passing through the city’s economy, around 19% of black children live in poverty in San Francisco, and black people comprise 35% of the city’s homeless population. Black households in San Francisco earn just 28% of what white households earn, according to city data. … [Read more...] about Defund San Francisco police? Chief Bill Scott says he’s open to the idea
The Columbus statue was dragged down as people marched across the city Saturday demanding reallocation of funds from the police department to social services, a reassessment of the public education system, reparations for Black people, housing for the homeless, and the removal of all statues “honoring white supremacists, owners of enslaved people, perpetrators of genocide, and colonizers,” according to a flyer. … [Read more...] about Baltimore Mayor Defends Vandals Who Toppled Christopher Columbus Statue On July 4th
"The American people have shown tremendous courage and spirit, particularly our amazing frontline workers, in the fight against this global pandemic just as our forefathers did in the fight to secure our independence, and both deserve celebration on America’s birthday this year," White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Trump defends US history, blasts ‘radical left’ in ‘Salute to America’ celebration
Yet Alsup did not make a decision about the conditions he originally ordered, which are halted while he reviews them per PG&E’s request. The judge directed the utilities commission to submit a legal briefing to him in two weeks and for PG&E and federal prosecutors to meet with the company’s court-appointed monitor and report back in three weeks. Another hearing may take place afterward. … [Read more...] about Regulators OK PG&E’s bankruptcy plan despite ‘mismanagement and failure’