(Inside Science) — From the mid-19th through early 20th centuries, children arrested for crimes in Victorian and Edwardian England were much less likely to wind up back in jail than youthful offenders are now, a team of English sociologists have reported. They credit, among other things, a penal system that provided young offenders with job training.
Inmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.
Operation Ceasefire has been credited with helping to significantly reduce crime in New York and other cities since it was implemented.
San Francisco’s mayor has abandoned a police stop and frisk proposal designed to get weapons off the streets.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said he’s considering implementation of the stop-and-frisk policy used in New York and Philadelphia to reduce crime.
San Francisco 49ers security will ask tailgaters to leave the parking lot at Candlestick Park after kickoff under new security measures introduced by the team after fan violence marred a pre-season game with the Oakland Raiders.
Kamala Harris has sent special agents to Oakland in an effort to stop violence in the streets.