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California

San Francisco’s vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

Caitlin Foster fell in love with San Francisco’s people and beauty and moved to the city a dozen years ago. But after repeatedly clearing away used needles, other drug paraphernalia and human feces outside the bar she manages, and too many encounters with armed people in crisis, her affection for the city has soured. “It

Legal Beat

Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill Arizonans in the past as evidence that law enforcement officers need help defusing such situations. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reports that

Opinion

Opinion: Congress Must Act to Protect Federal Judges

This summer, the American judicial system suffered a horrific blow. On July 19, a litigant with a grudge against U.S. District Judge Esther Salas arrived at her New Jersey home disguised as a delivery man. He rang the judge’s doorbell and when her 20-year-old son answered, the attacker shot and killed him, then shot and

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