Remember the “I Love New York” contestant who’s accused of a Visitation Valley murder? A witness to the crime, who’s been in witness protection in fear of retaliation to her testimony, testified in court yesterday that she “was shocked to see the man she identified as the killer appearing on a VH1 reality TV show just months after the slaying.”
A new SFPD report says that there have been eight SFPD shootings “where the suspect was not threatening officers with a knife, physical force or a vehicle,” all of which could have been prevented if our cops were armed with Tasers. Or would cops just start Tasing more people? That last question’s not in the report, but it’s an interesting question. What do you think?
While they wait for their Tasers to arrive, SFPD patrol officers will be trained to fingerprint stolen cars that have been recovered. We do have a CSI team (insert Who song here) that handles “more serious” crimes, but if the Examiner report I’m summarizing here is accurate, getting this kind of evidence will be a step up for the SFPD’s (some might say previously lax) pursuit of vehicle thefts.