San Francisco is a great city. But it isn’t always a safe city. The toll that serious violent crime takes on families and businesses is immense, and much of it is perpetrated by repeat offenders.

San Francisco Public Safety News was established with a simple aim: to identify these repeat violent felons and track the decisions and decision-makers responsible for keeping them on the streets. We are present in court, we purchase hearing transcripts, we leverage the Public Records Act and, when that fails, we litigate to force production of records to which the public have a right.

Your support is crucial. Please donate to us using this link and, together, we can bring openness and accountability to our criminal justice system.