LAW AND ORDER
A shooting in San Francisco's Bayview District left five people injured and one dead late Friday night. According to the SFPD, it was 11 p.m. near 3rd Street and Quesada Avenue when shots were fired at the group of male victims. One, a 20-year-old man who has yet to be publically identified, was killed. A second, 24-year-old victim was left with life-threatening injuries and four others (aged 26, 23, 31 and 19) were also struck by gunfire, NBC Bay Area reports. All were SF residents, police say. The reason behind the shooting remains under investigation, but no arrests have been made nor is any suspect information available.
A San Francisco system of surveillance cameras is growing, SF Gate reports. Once a pilot program of six privately-owned cameras in the city's popular tourist/shopping zone, the Union Square Business Improvement District has since raised $3 million in grant money to outfit 40 property owners with the devices. "Midway through 2017 the organization had more than 500 police requests for camera footage that resulted in approximately 200 arrests in the Union Square and Tenderloin areas," they say, and Tenderloin Supe/Mayoral candidate Jane Kim says that the system "has been limited to specific incidents and have actually led to arrests in multiple homicides." Now the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District is considering a similar network, with a plan to share costs for the system currently under discussion.
Ghost Ship landlord Derick Almena will remain in jail as he awaits trial, a judge has ruled. Alemena (age 48) and business partner Max Harris (age 28) face 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter for the lives lost in a December 2, 2016 fire at their Oakland arts collective. In a hearing Friday, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kevin Murphy said that Alemena, who argued that he should be granted release with non-monetary alternatives, must remain in jail on $750,000 bond. Alemena says that during his release, he'd stay with his family in Lake County and wear an ankle monitor. Prosecutors successfully argued, the East Bay Times reports, that Lake County's 3.5 hour distance from the Bay Area would give Alemena a "head start" should he choose to flee.