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Tenderloin Harvest Is Too Bountiful

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Police chief George Gascón's zero-tolerance approach to the Tenderloin has been running for months now, and he says that "as crime decreases, I expect the criticism I confront to fall off." Criticism six months ago focused on the police's war on the poors, but now, from the public defender's standpoint, cracking down on the tiniest infractions is overloading an already strained court system. In September, when the campaign began, the public defender's office got a 35 percent jump in cases. Anyway — small price to pay? [WSJ, previously]