Brave Black and Brown San Franciscans, Exhausted by Public Officials’ Impotence, Attempt to Rein In San Francisco’s Rogue Police Department by Hunger Strike

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Ilyich “Equipto” Sato, his mother, Maria Cristina Gutierrez, and Ike Ali Pinkston announce their hunger strike in front of the San Francisco Police Department Mission Station, 630 Valencia, April 21, 2016 photo by Karen Fleshman
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San Francisco Police Department in front of protest of shooting of Luis Demetrio Gongora Pat at Mission Police Station April 7, 2016 by Liam McStravick
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San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, District Attorney George Gascón, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Supervisor David Campos, Supervisor John Avalos, Benjamin Bac Sierra of the Justice4AlexNieto Coalition, Father Richard Smith of the Justice4AmilcarPerezLopez Coalition, Northern California ACLU Senior Counsel Alan Schlosser, and Reverend Christopher Muhammad and Phelicia Jones of the Justice4MarioWoods Coalition call on California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate SFPD, April 13, 2016 at San Francisco City Hall, photo by Karen Fleshman

@MayorEdLee Hunger strikers want change before another black or brown man is killed by SFPD fire @SFPDChiefSuhr #hungerforjusticeSF

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@MayorEdLee won a second term in November 2015 in an election in which less than 25% of San Franciscans voted.

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