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Liberal Judges vs. San Francisco Chief of Police


Bench Memo readers will enjoy this video, sent to me yesterday. The context is that San Francisco Police Officer Nick Birco was killed when his police car was struck by a stolen van occupied by suspects who had just committed an armed robbery and were being pursued by SFPD units. This video was of a press conference given by the San Francisco Chief of Police, who is quite unhappy – to put it mildly – that one of his men was lost because of the unwillingness of local judges to keep a dangerous criminal behind bars.


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