Monday, June 19, 2017

57 homeless deaths in 2016

57 homeless people died on city streets in 2016, a bad year when compared to 41 deaths in 2015, 31 in 2014, 23 in 2013, 25 in 2012, 27 in 2011---I apparently missed counting 2010---15 in 2009, 26 in 2008, 44 in 2007, and 86 in 2006.

100 homeless deaths every year used to be routine until the city started doing more aggressive outreach. 

My annual count is based on the Homeless Death Form the city created more than ten years ago that makes a more precise count possible.

Name: Ian Sheffield
Date of Death: 1/01/16
Place of Death: Ocean Beach
Circumstances of Death: Drowning
Birthdate: 2/24/68
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Mark Mansky
Date of Death: 1/03/16
Place of Death: On Derby Street
Circumstances of Death: Drug related
Birthdate: 8/11/68
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Juan Sarabia
Date of Death: 1/04/16
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death: Possible 187[murder] assault
Birthdate: 7/20/97
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name: Thomas Connors
Date of Death: 1/05/16
Place of Death: CMPC-Pacific-ER
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: 1/18/62
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Kenneth Goodteacher
Date of Death: 1/10/16
Place of Death: Bayshore Blvd.
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 5/13/59
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Native American


Name: Phillip Monsky
Date of Death: 1/13/16
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 5/4/56
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Michela McFarland
Date of Death: 1/14/16
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 5/31/73
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Jeremy Andrews
Date of Death: 1/21/16
Place of Death: CMPC
Circumstances of Death: In custody
Birthdate: 3/02/85
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Kevin Reynolds
Date of Death: 1/24/16
Place of Death: Girl friend's res.
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 6/19/63
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Diane Diggs
Date of Death: 2/14/16
Place of Death: St. Francis Hospital
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 4/03/65
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Louis Nitschke
Date of Death: 2/10/16
Place of Death: UCSF Mission Bay
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: Not provided
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Other/Undetermined


Name: Eugene Jarrell Jr.
Date of Death: 2/24/16
Place of Death: NB 280 Between Monte
Circumstances of Death: Ped vs Auto
Birthdate: 10/26/66
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Other


Name: Franz Hockenbrouch
Date of Death: 2/26/16
Place of Death: Across 150 San Bruno
Circumstances of Death: App. 801 Asphyxia
Birthdate: 4/26/78
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Karen Henderson
Date of Death: 3/06/16
Place of Death: In front of 1979 Mission St.
Circumstances of Death: IPV[intimate partner violence]
Birthdate: 1/17/57
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Susanne Stevenson
Date of Death: 3/26/16
Place of Death: Sidewalk
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 8/10/68
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Patricia Vanaskey
Date of Death: 4/03/16
Place of Death: IFO 3150 16th Street
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 4/06/53
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Luis Gongora
Date of Death: 4/07/16
Place of Death: SFGH ICU
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 4/25/70
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name: David Black
Date of Death: 4/09/16
Place of Death: CMPC Pacific Campus
Circumstances of Death: Poss. Assault
Birthdate: 11/19/51
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Exquille Luna Sabido
Date of Death: 4/11/16
Place of Death: SFGH
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: Not Provided
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Undetermined


Name: Kito Fields
Date of Death: 4/21/16
Place of Death: IFO Asian Art Museum
Circumstances of Death: 187 Stabbing
Birthdate: 9/27/78
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Angela Lawrence
Date of Death: 5/03/16
Place of Death: Across from 3 Embarcadero
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 1/26/68
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Willie Tucker
Date of Death: 5/11/16
Place of Death: South Van Ness Avenue
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 5/13/53
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Tim Jessup
Date of Death: 5/14/16
Place of Death: On Stevenson at 7th
Circumstances of Death: Natural vs Drug
Birthdate: 10/01/43
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Margaret Binion
Date of Death: 5/16/16
Place of Death: IFO 50 Gordon
Circumstances of Death: Possible Drug Related
Birthdate: 2/23/67
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Cedric James
Date of Death: 5/21/16
Place of Death: St. Francis ICU
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 2/22/55
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Stephen Williams
Date of Death: 5/24/16
Place of Death: Alvord Lake
Circumstances of Death: PC 187
Birthdate: 10/13/49
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Peter Winterowd
Date of Death: 5/25/16
Place of Death: St. Francis
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: 2/03/66
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Ariel Martinez
Date of Death: 6/04/16
Place of Death: SFGH ICU
Circumstances of Death: App. Natural
Birthdate: 9/18/71
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name: Michael Alexander
Date of Death: 6/15/16
Place of Death: Market Street
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 7/05/56
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Samuel Sample
Date of Death: 6/15/16
Place of Death: CMPC ICU
Circumstances of Death: Poss. Drug OD
Birthdate: 7/07/45
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Sarah Smith
Date of Death: 6/15/16
Place of Death: CMPC ICU
Circumstances of Death: Poss. 801 Ingestion
Birthdate: 4/20/83
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Joshua Lockmier
Date of Death: 6/17/16
Place of Death:
Circumstances of Death: Poss. Drug Related
Birthdate: 6/29/81
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Shanna Moreno
Date of Death: 6/19/16
Place of Death: CMPC
Circumstances of Death: Probable Drug
Birthdate: 2/19/69
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Rainer Thielmann
Date of Death: 6/21/16
Place of Death: CMPC
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 9/14/51
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Malia Thompson
Date of Death: 6/22/16
Place of Death: St. Mary's Square Park
Circumstances of Death: 801 Hanging
Birthdate: 12/03/79
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Richard Sorling
Date of Death: 6/27/16
Place of Death: IFO 233 Geary
Circumstances of Death: Poss. Assault
Birthdate: 8/26/62
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Taron Coran
Date of Death: 7/05/16
Place of Death: IFO 3271 18th St.
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 4/15/52
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Dwain Hunter
Date of Death: 7/16/16
Place of Death: UCSF Parnassus
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: 7/30/65
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Other


Name: Dani Long
Date of Death: 7/20/16
Place of Death: Staircase IFO 776 Market
Circumstances of Death: Poss. Assault
Birthdate: 7/25/71
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Donovan Renshaw
Date of Death: 7/27/16
Place of Death: UCSF Medical Center
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: 10/27/67
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity:


Name: Richard Boggs
Date of Death: 8/30/16
Place of Death: In Front of #3 Dodge
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 3/30/76
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Parker East
Date of Death: 9/19/16
Place of Death: IFO 101 Grove Street
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 2/26/85
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Gary Goldie
Date of Death: 10/09/16
Place of Death: 44 McAllister Street
Circumstances of Death: Drug Related

Birthdate: 3/28/53
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: David Cappello
Date of Death: 10/12/16
Place of Death: San Jose Ave.
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 11/19/68
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Steven Raggio
Date of Death: 10/15/16
Place of Death: SFGH
Circumstances of Death: Indigent
Birthdate: 3/03/59
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Shiv Kumar
Date of Death: 10/21/16
Place of Death: IFO 68 Golden Gate Ave.
Circumstances of Death: IPV/Drug
Birthdate: 2/22/82
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Robert Kelly
Date of Death: 10/22/16
Place of Death: St. Mary's Medical Center
Circumstances of Death:
Birthdate: 10/30/57
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Marcus Polk
Date of Death: 10/24/16
Place of Death: 137 Addison Street
Circumstances of Death: 187 GSW
Birthdate: 12/23/70
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Veronica Fitzgerald
Date of Death: 10/24/16
Place of Death: 75 Dore Street
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 3/02/68
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Myron Hooker
Date of Death: 10/27/16
Place of Death: NW Corner of Funston
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 11/21/58
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Lonnie Burton
Date of Death: 11/06/16
Place of Death: In Front of 575 Eddy St.
Circumstances of Death: IPV Poss. Drugs
Birthdate: 5/06/67
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Alfred Cole
Date of Death: 11/08/16
Place of Death: CMPC Pacific Campus
Circumstances of Death: Drug Related
Birthdate: 3/06/60
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black


Name: Alejandro Padilla
Date of Death: 11/16/16
Place of Death: NW Corner Oceanview
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 4/24/88
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name: Gregory Howe
Date of Death: 11/19/16
Place of Death: 350 Bay Street
Circumstances of Death: Unknown
Birthdate: 2/06/54
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Roberto Castillo
Date of Death: 11/25/16
Place of Death: SFGH
Circumstances of Death: Remote Assault
Birthdate: 9/18/61
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Hispanic


Name: Henry Decelles
Date of Death: 11/26/16
Place of Death: Public Sidewalk on 5th
Circumstances of Death: IPV
Birthdate: 12/11/38
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


Name: Levi Borowitz
Date of Death: 11/30/16
Place of Death: Corner of Maiden Ln. 
& Grant
Circumstances of Death: IPV vs Drugs
Birthdate: 9/10/81
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White


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Right-wing propaganda on PBS

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Diane Ravitch on Huffington Post:

...This month the Public Broadcasting System is broadcasting a “documentary” that tells a one-sided story, the story that Betsy DeVos herself would tell, based on the work of free-market advocate Andrew Coulson. Author of “Market Education,” Coulson narrates “School, Inc.,” a three-hour program, which airs this month nationwide in three weekly broadcasts on PBS.

Uninformed viewers who see this slickly produced program will learn about the glories of unregulated schooling, for-profit schools, teachers selling their lessons to students on the Internet. They will learn about the “success” of the free market in schooling in Chile, Sweden, and New Orleans. They will hear about the miraculous charter schools across America, and how public school officials selfishly refuse to encourage the transfer of public funds to private institutions. They will see a glowing portrait of South Korea, where students compete to get the highest possible scores on a college entry test that will define the rest of their lives and where families gladly pay for after-school tutoring programs and online lessons to boost test scores. They will hear that the free market is more innovative than public schools.

What they will not see or hear is the other side of the story. They will not hear scholars discuss the high levels of social segregation in Chile, nor will they learn that the students protesting the free-market schools in the streets are not all “Communists,” as Coulson suggests. They will not hear from scholars who blame Sweden’s choice system for the collapse of its international test scores. They will not see any reference to Finland, which far outperforms any other European nation on international tests yet has neither vouchers nor charter schools. They may not notice the absence of any students in wheelchairs or any other evidence of students with disabilities in the highly regarded KIPP charter schools. 

They will not learn that the acclaimed American Indian Model Charter Schools in Oakland does not enroll any American Indians, but has a student body that is 60 percent Asian American in a city where that group is 12.8 percent of the student population. Nor will they see any evidence of greater innovation in voucher schools or charter schools than in properly funded public schools...

I watched the documentary twice, preparing to be interviewed by Channel 13, and was repelled by the partisan nature of the presentation. I googled the funders and discovered that the lead funder is the Rose Mary and Jack Anderson Foundation, a very conservative foundation that is a major contributor to the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, which advocates for vouchers. 

The Anderson Foundation is allied with Donors Trust, whose donors make contributions that cannot be traced to them. Mother Jones referred to this foundation as part of “the dark-money ATM of the conservative movement.” 

Other contributors to Donors Trust include the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity and the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation.

The second major funder is the Prometheus Foundation. Its public filings with the IRS show that its largest grant ($2.5 million) went to the Ayn Rand Institute. The third listed funder of “School Inc.” is the Steve and Lana Hardy Foundation, which contributes to free-market libertarian think tanks. 

In other words, this program is paid propaganda...

The Diane Ravitch blog.

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