A hearing to address what San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has described as “an alarming increase in robberies on our streets and on Muni” last year has been set for 10 a.m., Thursday, February 7 at a meeting of two Board of Supervisors committees.
Police report numerous robberies every day. They often involve assaults on people who are targeted for their cellphones and occur in every part of the city. Recent reports include several incidents in the largely LGBT Castro district which Wiener, an out gay man, represents.
“These thieves often act during broad daylight hours,” Wiener said in his January newsletter. The San Francisco Police Department is “working hard to address this threat to public safety. Last year, I called for a hearing from SFPD and the district attorney on strategies being employed to address this problem and to educate the public about how to avoid being a victim.”
The hearing is set for a meeting of the City Operations and Neighborhood Services and Public Safety committees at Room 263, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza.
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