Cops, Court, And Crime Headlines For April 4, 2013: Police Shooting Lawsuit, Recycling Crime Ring

“In San Francisco, the city’s poor and homeless are used to hitting the blue recycling bins at night. Instead of taking the recyclables in for cash themselves, they give the goods to independent operators for a fraction of the real worth. Those operators then take the huge load to recycling centers, and cash in.”
Litter-reduction law’s messy side effects [Chron]

“‘Apple got a name for itself for not cooperating with us,’ McFadden said, adding that the company is in fact readily discussing ways to track stolen phones and beef up security so that the devices become less lucrative to steal and resell.”
DA, Police Want Manufacturers to Help Curb Phone Theft [ML@L]

“A man accused of using a blow torch to break into an ATM in the Upper Noe Valley neighborhood last weekend was found by police moments later sleeping in a nearby pickup truck — or at least pretending to.”
Blow torch thief ‘sleeps’ on ATM job [Ex]

“A federal appeals court reinstated a jury’s $60,000 damage award Tuesday to the children of a woman who was shot to death by a California Highway Patrol officer after a high-speed, 40-mile chase that ended on a dead-end street in San Francisco.”
Appeals court reinstates damages to kids [Chron]

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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.