Confused about the Fajita Scandal that resulted in the indictment of San Francisco’s police chief? The New Yorker tries to sort it all out in this week’s issue. It seems that a grand jury may have escaped the control of District Attorney Terence Hallinan. Still, there is no love lost between Hallinan, termed by the magazine “perhaps the most unusual district attorney in the United States,” and the police.
“Our police department is terrible,” Hallinan told the New Yorker. “It’s a weird town. It’s apparently the most liberal town in America, but, at the same time, it’s so traditional. The police get promoted through seniority. There’s a good-old-boy tradition. They do a poor job of solving murders. They just do a poor job.”