Lee Heidhues 6.29.2022
Now that London Breed, her City Hall enablers, and her Myrmidons in the MAGA funded 7.2MM ‘Safer SF No Boudin’ campaign deposed of Progressive Chesa Boudin The Chronicle will now tell the inconvenient truth for those willing to listen about SFPD.
It is racist, violent, and after 30 months of having to act like human beings, is unleashed again to abuse People of Color with impunity.
Dr. Cora Ormseth, a UCSF physician and author, told The Chronicle. “….. if you look back at the history, (of San Francisco’s racism) it all starts to make sense.”
Nothing changes in this reactionary regressive City.
Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle 6.29.2022
A new UCSF study is drawing a sharp link between lingering racial segregation and the increased threat of police violence against Black residents. The study, published Wednesday in the JAMA Network, an online medical journal, also reveals something else:
Out of 52 California counties included in the study, San Francisco had the highest injury rate for Black residents.
Black people (in San Francisco) experienced 408 injuries from 2016 to 2019, but were only expected to experience 60 injuries based on their 6% share of the county’s population.
“San Francisco definitely stood out and it was certainly surprising to me because it’s considered such a progressive city,” Dr. Cora Ormseth, a UCSF physician and the study’s lead author, told The Chronicle. “But then if you look back at the history, it all starts to make sense.”
Oakland civil rights attorney Adante Pointer said “The Black population in San Francisco is next to nothing and yet, study after study point to data-driven evidence that show officers are harassing, and using more force against Black people.”
Using statewide hospital data, the study examined 27,671 “legal intervention injuries” — or injuries requiring hospitalization and resulting from encounters with law enforcement personnel — from Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2019.
Statewide, the study found that Black residents accounted for 18% of police-caused injuries over the four-year period, even though they represented 6% of California’s population.
White San Franciscans experienced 383 injuries, slightly more than the 355 they would be expected to experience.
Del Norte County, bordering Oregon in the state’s northwest, had the highest ratio of police-caused injuries for white residents with 57 injuries vs. 11 expected.
Top photo: San Francisco State Strike. SFPD assaults student demonstrators 12.3.1968