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A Thursday evening gathering in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza to remember the dozens of homeless people who died in the city in 2014. (James Tensuan/KQED)

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A man holds a candle during a Thursday evening vigil for homeless people who have died in San Francisco this year. Dozens of people gathered as ministers read more than 160 names of the dead. (James Tensuan/KQED)

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San Francisco marchers joined tens of thousands nationwide who turned out last Saturday to protest police violence against African-Americans. (Jeremy Raff/KQED)

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In Oakland's march, more than 3,000 people walked from Frank Ogawa Plaza to the Alameda County Courthouse waving “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanting, “I can’t breathe!” Later in the evening after speeches at the courthouse, a smaller group of several hundred people broke away and vandalized property downtown. (Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

Oakland Police-Protest

In another protest against police violence, as many as 200 protesters blocked entrances to Oakland Police Department headquarters early Monday morning. Streets around the headquarters were blocked most of the morning, and police arrested 25 people. (Andrew Stelzer/KQED)

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi speaks in front of the city's Hall of Justice during a demonstration on Dec. 18. Public defenders in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano counties staged similar actions today at their county courthouses.

Bay Area public defenders held demonstrations outside county courthouses on Thursday decrying lack of prosecutions for racially charged police killings around the country. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ray McDonald at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on on Sept. 7.

The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday the team head terminated defensive tackle Ray McDonald after new allegations against the veteran player. San Jose police said they are investigating a report from a woman who reportedly said McDonald had sexually assaulted her. The 49ers had allowed McDonald to continue playing during an earlier domestic violence investigation. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)