“One of the people wounded by one of the Zebra Killers was former San Francisco Mayor and all around charmer, Art Agnos, who was shot twice at point blank range while chatting on a sidewalk after a meeting in Potrero Hill.”
5 Interesting Facts About The ‘Zebra Killings’ From The 1970s [SFist]

“Swarms of blood-thirsty gang thugs were apparently prowling the Mid-Market and Tenderloin districts with knives Wednesday night, leaving police to investigate two separate stabbings within a 20-minute period.”
Mob of gangsters stab men 20 minutes apart [Ex]

“Kenneth Lui, an officer since 1981, was stricken in December 2005. He took 11 months of disability leave with full pay, then was given a job in the police records room for a year, the maximum allowed by Police Department policy.”
SF officer’s discrimination claim denied [Chron]

“I don’t believe that they fully understand the threat of harm to the officers’ safety that is out there. We have the power to arrest and detain. We have handcuffs, radios and vests but no arms.”
The mean streets of San Francisco [Ex]

“When the officers asked what they were doing, the man claimed he was ‘creating some art and had nowhere else to work on it other than on the street.'”
Creative woman hasn’t learned the art of avoiding arrest [Ex]

“More than 100 events are planned across the country.”
Anti-gun violence rally in San Francisco [ABC7]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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