“During the suspects’ getaway, police said, one of the burglars ‘took a bottle of barbecue sauce and poured it on the victim.'”
Home invaders squirt victim with BBQ sauce [Ex]

“By Craneʼs account, the defendants were not a pack of criminal masterminds exploiting the trust and superstitions of an elderly immigrant community. They committed the crimes, she argued, reluctantly, and, more importantly, ‘out of necessity.'”
Blessing Scam Defendants Were Human Trafficking Victims Coerced into Crime, Says Attorney [Weekly]

“Police reported that a man was walking on 24th Street near Rhode Island at 1:45 a.m. when another man approached and began pushing him. The victim pushed the suspect back, then felt a pain and looked down to see that he had been stabbed in the right side of his chest.”
Weekend Crime Recap [ML@L]

“Warrantless interception of such messages threatens ‘to erode privacy protection to a ubiquitous form of communication in the United States.'”
San Francisco’s EFF fights to protect text messages from police search [Biz Times]

“The thugs then pilfered groceries from his truck and fled in an unknown direction.”
Midday heist downtown targets grocery deliveryman [Ex]

“The suspect reportedly made of with cash from the register along with the 33-year-old female clerk’s smartphone”
Urgent crook uses gas station restroom before heist [Ex]

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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