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George Gascon

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Sisters Charged With Prostituting Young Women Out Of SF Richmond District Appear In Court

Two sisters charged with pimping young women out of San Francisco Richmond District homes appeared in court Friday for the first time in their case, but their arraignment was rescheduled.

06/13/2014

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San Francisco Community Groups Receive Grants To Protect And Educate Pedestrians

As San Francisco struggles to combat an alarming rate of pedestrian deaths and injuries, several local community groups are receiving money to educate residents.

06/10/2014

Uber Vehicle

Uber Driver Charged With Misdemeanor Battery; DA’s Office Wants To Make Example

A driver for the ridesharing service Uber was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery Tuesday in San Francisco after striking a passenger and pulling a woman to the ground by her ponytail in separate incident, unrelated to Uber, the district attorney’s office said.

06/04/2014

(Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco District Attorney Looks To Create High-Tech Crime Unit

George Gascon is looking to create a high-tech crime unit to combat the increasing problem of cybercrime in the city.

05/21/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation Requiring Kill Switch On Mobile Devices

This comes as according to state Senator Mark Leno, Apple has switched from being opposed to a kill switch measure, to being neutral on the issue.

05/07/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

State Senators Explain Why Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Failed, KPIX 5 Reporter Robbed Of Device

State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.

04/25/2014

iPhone

List: California State Senators Who Voted ‘No’ On Smartphone Kill Switch Bill

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday.

04/25/2014

A man displays an Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone on February 25, 2014 in the French northern city of Lille. Apple said on February 24, 2014 it was developing a security fix for its Mac OS X computer operating system after a patch released for its iPhones and iPads to thwart hacker attacks.AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails In State Senate

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday but could be revived later this spring.

04/24/2014

Samsung Presents New Products

San Francisco DA Gascon Welcomes Wireless Industry’s Commitment To Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

04/15/2014

Nidra Stubbs

SFPD Arrest Woman In Hit & Run Of Elderly Pedestrian In SF Visitacion Valley

A woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed an elderly woman crossing the street in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood last month.

04/11/2014

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