EJS Supports Coalition Demanding SF Mayor Abandon Proposed “Stop-and-Frisk” Policy

The Coalition for Safe San Francisco, along with EJS and dozens of other community organizations, civil rights groups and professional bar associations, sent a letter today to Mayor Edwin Lee, expressing alarm and opposition to his statements in support of implementing a “stop-and-frisk” policy in San Francisco.

On June 27, Mayor Lee told the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board that he is considering implementing a “stop-and-frisk” policy to address gun violence in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee indicated that he had discussed the idea with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Aliya Karmali, of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, stated, “The National Lawyers Guild and others were extremely surprised that Mayor Lee was looking to New York City’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ as a model practice for San Francisco, when the New York City program has been thoroughly discredited and criticized as discriminatory.” Karmali also noted that “less than a month ago, on June 17, thousands of New Yorkers marched in the street to protest this precise policy.”

The Coalition’s letter asserts that the proposed policy is ineffective and damaging to communities already plagued by high rates of police misconduct and incarceration.

The Coalition of groups joins a growing chorus of opposition to the prospect of implementing a “stop-and-frisk” policy in San Francisco that includes SFPD Police Chief Greg Suhr and SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

The letter calls upon Mayor Lee to make an immediate public statement to assure San Franciscans that he is no longer considering the adoption of a “stop-and-frisk” policy in San Francisco and that any steps he takes to address gun violence will be implemented in a way that does not rely on racial or other forms of profiling.

Read the full announcement on safesf.org.

10 thoughts on “EJS Supports Coalition Demanding SF Mayor Abandon Proposed “Stop-and-Frisk” Policy

  1. Hey,
    Stop the “Stop and Frisk” in San Francisco. It’s not called for in the greatest city in US. NOW STOP. It’s Arizona!

  2. Hey,
    Stop the “Stop and Frisk” in San Francisco. It’s not called for in the greatest city in US. NOW STOP. It’s Arizona!

  3. As someone born in Chicago, educated on the east coast and served my country I have never understood why the powers to be so often want to take everybody’s freedoms away to satisfy some elected officials paranoia. Which flies in the face of and is a direct violation of the basic law of this land, anyone remember the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Show me your papers indeed? Or did I just wake up in Nazi Germany 1933? Fire this Mayor Lee, dump the bum, and hound him out of town!
    This Mayor Lee of SF and any other elected American politician should be removed from office for violating any of our citizen’s rights! This election citizens must remember it was the gop bush that started us down this slippery slope where all authorities exhibiting no concern for due process, or the rule of law. Who at the same time OK’d water boarding, torture, wiretapping and murder of our citizens overseas while spying on us by drones in our own backyards?
    This kind of thinking has brought us near enough to being just another police state, like the banana republics we belittle in our conversations so often. In reality all police states are non- authorized forms of government, especially inside a secular democracy because a police state is a lawless society. Democracy on the pother hand is by its very nature a litigious society. Mayor Lee must realize the truth; the real power is only derived legally from E Pluribus Unum, We the People!
    Everything else is illegal, bogus; a deliberate act of insurrection like the confederacy tried, cult type people attempting to usurp a duly elected system by violent, treasonable acts against the state and its citizens wishes and wants. Not unlike today’s operations of some other states & local governments. None are supportable in a court of law and should not be allowed to be enforced by any armed authorities under the payroll of the state or Federal government entities! All others who try to impose laws are criminals with no legal standing, like mercenaries.
    You may desert your responsibility to vote, or serve, but if you stand by and allow mere corporations to create a police state by telling majors it is alright to help bring into existence under their control this country city by city! The way this 66 year old veteran sees it we are being occupied by a foreign corporations bought-dogs who wanting to governed, controlled things, which we must resign ourselves over the next couple of years to rid this country of, or there will be no future for mankind or the other animals on this ball in space.
    Make this mayor and example, humiliate him, drag him to court, and fill his days with constant court appointments and protests everywhere he goes, until the legal process to remove him by decree has worked its way through the courts. If we do this to every elected official who thinks they can ignores our laws we could rid the government of these leaches, thieves and BS specialists by law, forever. Not lookin for a utopia, but a democracy rather then a police state.

  4. As someone born in Chicago, educated on the east coast and served my country I have never understood why the powers to be so often want to take everybody’s freedoms away to satisfy some elected officials paranoia. Which flies in the face of and is a direct violation of the basic law of this land, anyone remember the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Show me your papers indeed? Or did I just wake up in Nazi Germany 1933? Fire this Mayor Lee, dump the bum, and hound him out of town!
    This Mayor Lee of SF and any other elected American politician should be removed from office for violating any of our citizen’s rights! This election citizens must remember it was the gop bush that started us down this slippery slope where all authorities exhibiting no concern for due process, or the rule of law. Who at the same time OK’d water boarding, torture, wiretapping and murder of our citizens overseas while spying on us by drones in our own backyards?
    This kind of thinking has brought us near enough to being just another police state, like the banana republics we belittle in our conversations so often. In reality all police states are non- authorized forms of government, especially inside a secular democracy because a police state is a lawless society. Democracy on the pother hand is by its very nature a litigious society. Mayor Lee must realize the truth; the real power is only derived legally from E Pluribus Unum, We the People!
    Everything else is illegal, bogus; a deliberate act of insurrection like the confederacy tried, cult type people attempting to usurp a duly elected system by violent, treasonable acts against the state and its citizens wishes and wants. Not unlike today’s operations of some other states & local governments. None are supportable in a court of law and should not be allowed to be enforced by any armed authorities under the payroll of the state or Federal government entities! All others who try to impose laws are criminals with no legal standing, like mercenaries.
    You may desert your responsibility to vote, or serve, but if you stand by and allow mere corporations to create a police state by telling majors it is alright to help bring into existence under their control this country city by city! The way this 66 year old veteran sees it we are being occupied by a foreign corporations bought-dogs who wanting to governed, controlled things, which we must resign ourselves over the next couple of years to rid this country of, or there will be no future for mankind or the other animals on this ball in space.
    Make this mayor and example, humiliate him, drag him to court, and fill his days with constant court appointments and protests everywhere he goes, until the legal process to remove him by decree has worked its way through the courts. If we do this to every elected official who thinks they can ignores our laws we could rid the government of these leaches, thieves and BS specialists by law, forever. Not lookin for a utopia, but a democracy rather then a police state.

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