A fierce fighter for youth, Public Defender Jeff Adachi rails against gang injunctions, a civil penalty applied mainly in public housing developments that drive from their homes and families young men reputed to be involved in a gang. Here he speaks at a rally in front of City Hall on July 12, 2007. In poor neighborhoods, Jeff Adachi had more credibility than any other public official and would often be sought out to speak on issues too hot for others to handle. – Photo: John Han, Fog City Journal
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SF Board of Supervisors unanimously passes Jeff Adachi Youth Rights ordinance

SAN FRANCISCO BAY VIEW — Youths ages 17 and below who are detained by San Francisco police officers will now be guaranteed to have an attorney present during their Miranda advisement. […read more]

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San Francisco’s pride, five-time elected Public Defender Jeff Adachi, wishes SF Bay View Publisher Dr. Willie Ratcliff a happy 82nd birthday at a reception prior to the Bay View’s awards show, Black Media Appreciation Night, on Sept. 13, 2014, at the African American Art & Culture Complex. – Photo: TaSin Sabir
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IN MEMORIAM: Jeff Adachi, 1959 – 2019: ‘When Jeff had your back, you felt safe’

SAN FRANCISCO BAY VIEW — Jeff Adachi, a defense attorney of the highest magnitude, legendary for his sharp mind and soft, yet brave, heart, spoke to the dignity in every client, most of them the poorest of the poor, often visiting them personally in county jail. He is survived by his wife Mutsuko and his daughter Lauren. […read more]