Get to Know Stop Crime SF

Joel Engardio, vice-president of Stop Crime SF, recently spoke at SNA’s quarterly meeting about the new SF organization.

Get to Know Stop Crime SF

If you care about stopping crime, you should get to know Stop Crime SF. It is a local non-profit organization to fight crime in San Francisco. “We use advocacy, court watch and legislation to address an epidemic of property crime in San Francisco and hold every part of the criminal justice system accountable,” said Joel Engardio, vice president of Stop Crime SF.

Stop Crime SF advocacy moved the Board of Supervisors to amend a recent video surveillance law to ensure police officers are still able to receive and use private security video provided by homeowners and businesses to solve crimes. The new law bans the city from using facial recognition technology and regulates the use of city-operated video cameras.

The group’s Court Watch program was featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle and in several articles by columnist Heather Knight. Continue reading “Get to Know Stop Crime SF”

Monday Aug 5: SNA Quarterly Meeting

You are invited: the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is  Monday August 5th, 7-8:30 pm. Open to all residents. Agenda below.  at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave.

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The speakers and subjects will include:

  • President’s Welcome and Treasurer’s report;
  • Detroit Steps update, with Rosaura Valle;
  • Stop Crime SF, with guest Joel Engardio;
  • Balboa Reservoir project update and community discussion, with BRCAC representative Amy O’Hair and and SNA BR Committee Chair Jennifer Heggie, including information on City College’s new campus plan;
  • Also including a Q&A with an SFMTA representative about the prospect of parking permits re BR impacts;
  • Undergrounding utility wires, with guest Kate Beckwith;
  • The usual raffle, including fresh eggs from President Steve Martinpinto’s chickens for some lucky winner.

Time to join or renew your membership? You can pay dues at the meeting, or click ‘Donate’ button below.

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NBC: Monterey Safeway features in car break-in sting

Sunnyside’s Safeway store parking lot has been a hot-spot for car break-ins, but it recently featured in a police operation that ended in felony convictions for two men. SF District Attorney George Gascón: “What made the case so strong was the fact that we were able to identify many other cases that were connected to the same people.”

Watch the NBC local TV news video here: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-City-Leaders-Work-on-Car-Break-In-Epidemic-488780151.html

Read the full press release about the conviction here.

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