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August 3, 1989
The new program to provide condoms for inmates at San Francisco County Jail has produced a lot of controversy but--so far--no takers. "Anything that is new is viewed with suspicion and distrust," said Sheriff Mike Hennessey. "I think they are taking a wait-and-see attitude." Critics of the program contend that the AIDS counselors who are providing the condoms could be aiding or abetting sex between inmates, which is a felony.
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NEWS
August 3, 1989
The new program to provide condoms for inmates at San Francisco County Jail has produced a lot of controversy but--so far--no takers. "Anything that is new is viewed with suspicion and distrust," said Sheriff Mike Hennessey. "I think they are taking a wait-and-see attitude." Critics of the program contend that the AIDS counselors who are providing the condoms could be aiding or abetting sex between inmates, which is a felony.
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July 11, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Men prisoners in San Francisco County Jail will be given condoms to try to prevent the spread of AIDS, Sheriff Michael Hennessy said today. Aiding and abetting sex between prisoners is an offense under California law, and Hennessy has for two years been seeking official assurances that he would not be prosecuted for his free condoms scheme. He said he decided to go ahead with it when the district attorney's office told him any legal opinion on the matter would be too complex.
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November 12, 2008 | Associated Press
A researcher at UC San Francisco is under arrest after campus police say he poisoned a female colleague's drink. Postdoctoral fellow Ben Chun Liu, 38, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and poisoning, police said. Investigators who searched Liu's home and the university urology lab where he worked say they recovered evidence that he poisoned lab co-worker Mei Cao. Cao was examined at UC San Francisco Medical Center and released. Liu, a Chinese citizen, was placed on an immigration hold and remained in custody at San Francisco County Jail.
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April 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Three men were arrested on suspicion of trying to sell $100-million worth of fake art masterpieces by claiming the bogus Picassos and Rembrandts were purchased cheaply from an Arab sheik, the FBI said Saturday. The three were arrested after agents posing as art patrons negotiated to buy paintings from an inventory of fakes that also included purported works by Gauguin, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Rubens and Chagall, said Chuck Latting, FBI supervising agent in San Francisco. The men, Anthony Barreiro, Ernest Ray Parker Jr. and Jeff Jones, were taken into custody Friday at the home they share and were being held in the San Francisco County Jail, Latting said.
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April 15, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A gunman in a wheelchair opened fire on a crowded street in San Francisco's Tenderloin district early Saturday, killing a woman and wounding four other people, police said. San Francisco police officers arrested Walter Simon, 32, of Richmond as he tried to flee in his wheelchair shortly after midnight, police Sgt. Neville Gittens said. A gun believed to have been used in the shootings was recovered nearby. Witnesses later identified Simon as the gunman, Gittens said.
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February 6, 1991 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL
San Francisco artist Ned Kahn has been chosen by the city of Ventura to incorporate artwork into the $3.5-million Ventura Pier restoration project, city officials said Tuesday. Kahn, 30, is the exhibit designer for Exploratorium, a hands-on science museum in San Francisco, and has worked on several public art projects in such locations as Pierce College in Washington, the new Phoenix Airport terminal, Chevron Corp.'s office building in downtown San Francisco, and the San Francisco County Jail.
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July 6, 1994
A Northridge man is among five suspected graffiti painters scheduled to be arraigned on vandalism charges in San Francisco today. The alleged "taggers," including Jason Drew, 23, were taken into custody about 2 a.m. Sunday after San Francisco police responded to a complaint of graffiti, Lt. Daniel Lawson said. When officers arrived on Clay Street, they saw the five in the area and some had paint on their hands, Lawson said.
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July 6, 1994 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Three Simi Valley men are scheduled to be arraigned today on felony charges of vandalism after police arrested them during a weekend graffiti spree in San Francisco. The alleged taggers, who were arrested with two others from Southern California, were taken into custody about 2 a.m. Sunday after San Francisco police responded to a complaint of graffiti, Lt. Daniel Lawson said. When officers arrived on Clay Street, they saw the five in the area and some had paint on their hands, Lawson said.
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