“We shouldn’t just defer to the SFPD on whatever it says it wants because then we’ll have cameras on every corner, spy drones overhead, stop-and-frisk, and an ever-greater portion of our tax dollars going to expand the police state.”
Hearing on event security as SFPD pushes police state [SFBG]

“(Herrera) appears to be motivated by publicity rather than science.”
Monster Energy drinks strikes back, sues Dennis Herrera [Chron][AP via Ex]

“The proper course of action for the Bay to Breakers, he continued, would be ‘The same thing they’re doing to stave off an alien invasion: Nothing.'”
Security expert decries new Bay to Breakers safety plan [Ex]

“Herve certainly remained in character on his Facebook page, where photographs show him wearing dapper suits and bragging about shopping sprees in Paris. There also are letters of praise allegedly from the likes of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.”
Hearing postponed for S.F. man accused of posing as Congo president’s son [Ex]

“City officials believe that using condoms as evidence discourages prostitutes from bringing them to work, which makes them susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases.”
S.F. law enforcement to stop using condoms to arrest, prosecute sex workers [Ex] [KCBS]

“Courtroom English is dense to begin with: a pedantically measured dialect, where lawyers painstakingly calibrate every phrase into airtight legalese. And then that slab of words gets rammed through the translation meat grinder.”
Open to Interpretation: Court Interpreters Hold the Fate of Justice in Their Mouths [Weekly]

“More substantively: In reaction to an attack directed at many thousands of people packed alarmingly tightly into the streets of Boston, AT&T Park security measures resulted in many thousands of people being packed alarmingly tightly into the streets of San Francisco.”
Insecurity: The Boston Bombings Create a Revival of Security Theater in S.F. [Weekly]

“An unlicensed driver admitted to consuming 12 beers in two-and-a-half hours before getting behind the wheel of a van last week and plowing into parked motorcycles in the Exclesior district.”
Unlicensed driver admits to downing 12-pack [Ex]

“Two SF State officials have been arrested in the month of April. One, a former director, the other a records supervisor at the University Police department. Their alleged crimes and roles at the University are different, but their last names are the same. Meet Julie and Robert Shearer, SF State’s married couple of defendants.”
SF State officials, husband, wife face criminal charges [Golden Gate X-Press]

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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