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No Stop-and-Frisk In SF: Heather Knight of the San Francisco Chronicle reports San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will not be implementing NY's stop-and-frisk policy in SF, but, rather, will focus on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software, and will rely on the pledge from ministers to increase their involvement to combat the city's gun problem. The SF Board of Supervisors, community groups, and church leaders protested stop-and-frisks, arguing it would promote racial profiling. The Police Chief has indicated that his Department will have a zero-tolerance for probation and parole violations, as well as gang activity.

Dugard Attorneys File Lawsuit Against U.S. DOJ Lawyers:
The Associated Press reports attorneys in the case of Jaycee Dugard filed a lawsuit Monday which alleges U.S. Department of Justice attorneys tampered with their expert witness.  Dugard claims that DOJ attorneys convinced chair of the U.S. Parole Commission Carol Getty not to serve as an expert witness because she served on the commission part of the time in question. Dugard's attorneys say there is no supporting evidence. Also, the court papers allege that the U.S. Parole Commission, whose agents failed to report Phillip Garrido's marijuana use, could have decided to revoke his parole prior to the couple's abducting and holding Dugard captive. The hearing is set for Sept. 10, 2012.

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What exactly are they going to do with the parole violators once they zero-tolerate them? They can't send them back to state prison due to the realignment program. Is there any room in the county jail?

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