By Frank Noto
We've been busy our first year. Here's what Stop Crime SF has accomplished so far:
- Conducted court watch operations for several repeat offenders (serial car burglars, many of whom have also been convicted of other crimes such as assault/robbery/possession of illegal weapons) who have received prison terms or will likely go to jail.
- Met with Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and Judge Victor Hwang to show our commitment and learn more about the criminal justice system.
- Worked cooperatively with Supervisor Norman Yee on legislation to reduce rental car burglaries and increase crime data transparency. He has helped us secure funding for security cameras and other technology.
- Worked closely with Capt. Denise Flaherty's team and the San Francisco Police Department to help arrest serial burglars.
- Worked closely with the Assistant District Attorneys working to put serial burglars out of commission.
- Raised awareness through community outreach and media.
- Organized an anti-crime coalition that includes 50 neighbors and neighborhood associations including Balboa Terrace, East of Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Heights, Miraloma Park, SHARP, Sunnyside and West Portal.