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A New California Bill Would Regulate Police Use of Facial Recognition. These Falsely Arrested Black Men Say It's Not Enough

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SFPD Seeks Person of Interest in Racist Threats Against Alamo Square Man

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SF Judge Tosses 3 State Charges Against Man Who Attacked Nancy Pelosi's Husband

A side-by-side image of Jesse Vasquez on the left and Rahsaan Thomas on the right. Jesse Vasquez, who has a shaved head and is wearing a light blue checkered shirt, is seated outdoors with greenery in the background. Rahsaan Thomas, who has a goatee and is wearing a red "Ear Hustle" T-shirt, is standing outside, smiling, with trees and a clear sky behind him. Both are formerly incarcerated journalists. The words "On Our Watch" are visible in the lower left corner of Jesse's photo.

BONUS: “The Prison Beat” | S2: New Folsom

Trial for Class Action Lawsuit Over Troubled Women’s Prison Slated for June 2025

Composite photo showing two women: Mary Inman on the left, smiling with short, curly hair, wearing glasses on top of her head, and a dark jacket; Poppy Alexander on the right, smiling with shoulder-length hair, wearing a dark blazer, sitting with hands clasped. Both are partners at the whistleblower law firm Whistleblower Partners, LLP.

BONUS: The Whistleblower Playbook | S2: New Folsom

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David DePape Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Attack on Nancy Pelosi's Husband

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Prosecutors to Push for Terrorism Enhancement in Sentencing of David DePape, Who Bludgeoned Paul Pelosi in 2022

SF Jury Acquits Man Accused of Castro Hate Crimes After Nearly a Year in Jail

Family of Man Suffocated by Antioch Police Restraint to Get $7.5 Million Settlement