Joshua Sharpe, SF Chronicle

Joshua Sharpe

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Joshua:

50 Black sailors were convicted of mutiny for striking after a deadly WWII explosion. Will their names ever be cleared?

The sailors, now all dead, were imprisoned for refusing to load bombs after an accident... → Read More

San Francisco D.A. Chesa Boudin was ousted in a historic recall. Here’s what happens next

The recall election, closely-watched across the nation, came after months of intense debate over criminal justice and public safety in San Francisco. → Read More

Another noose found hanging at Stanford University

For at least the third time in three years, Stanford University officials are... → Read More

Are S.F. residents getting their money’s worth from police?

A new report calls the San Francisco Police Department an overpriced, underperforming... → Read More

Two babies with broken ribs in one family, many questions

Experts say the story of a DeKalb County family who had two injured babies in one year illustrates challenges in protecting Georgia children. → Read More

New count of homeless expected to show pandemic has worsened crisis

On Monday night, nonprofit workers and scores of volunteers plan to set out for Atlanta’s annual “Point-in-Time” count to tally the number of people who are homeless in the city. The 2022 count is the first in Atlanta since the start of the pandemic, a world-shaking event that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge has said “only made the homelessness crisis worse.” → Read More

Bill filed to pay man wrongfully jailed 20 years in Ga. church murders

Dennis Perry thought of what the money could do and he started to cry. He wasn’t thinking of the money making up for the 20 years he spent incarcerated for a double murder he didn’t commit. Money can’t do that. But money could help Perry, 60, build his wife a house. She’s been living with her mother and an ever expanding extended family for 15 years. → Read More

‘Unprecedented’: Ga. domestic violence shelters struggle amid COVID

Domestic violence shelters all over Georgia face intersecting challenges, leaving them struggling to help people fleeing abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Omicron presents bad ‘math equation’ for Atlanta hospitals, leaders say

Across metro Atlanta, the epicenter of Georgia’s fifth coronavirus wave, hospitals are seeing record-breaking COVID-19 cases amid unprecedented staff shortages. → Read More

Even with beds empty, patients can’t get into Ga. state mental hospitals

In 2022, a bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers intends to address the state’s glaring shortage of mental health professionals. If they are to succeed, one of the greatest challenges might be finding — and keeping — staff at the state-run psychiatric hospitals where a dearth of workers now leaves patients waiting days, weeks or even months to get a bed. → Read More

Bill aims to strengthen mental health care in Georgia

Georgia ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to helping people struggling with mental illness. A forthcoming bill in the state House seek → Read More

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner reports to federal prison

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner Jim Beck turned himself in to begin his federal prison sentence on Thursday, his attorney confirmed. Beck, 60, → Read More

Company sanctioned after evidence destroyed following Gainesville poultry plant deaths

A Gwinnett County judge has sanctioned a company being sued over deaths in a Gainesville poultry plant for destroying key evidence. Victims’ families have sued Messer Gas, which manufactures industrial freezer units for meatpacking, alleging the company could have prevented the Jan. 28 disaster involving one of its machines. Nitrogen — which is frigid and can displace oxygen from the air around… → Read More

Judge: Ex-Newton jailer set up prisoner’s beating, ordered to pay $638K

A federal judge ordered a former Newton County jailer to pay $638,000 for setting up a prisoner for a brutal assault. Shermaine Carlisle, who was fired and criminally charged after the June 2019 incident, let three prisoners into the cell of Sean Hall, knowing that they intended to attack him, according to Judge William Ray II of U.S. District in Atlanta. → Read More

Jamarion Robinson’s mom wants him to be ‘face’ of movement

Monteria Robinson looks at future activism after indictment of officers who killed her son, Jamarion Robinson, in 2016 in Fulton County. → Read More

Family longs for closure after woman’s killing at southwest Atlanta park

Elexcia Banks, recalled by family as a hardworking and loving woman, is one of two women killed in Atlanta parks in 2021. Katherine Janness, 40, a bartender who moonlighted as a singer songwriter, was found stabbed to death, along with her dog, in Piedmont Park on July 28. Police haven't made arrests in either death. → Read More

Police to team with private lab in Atlanta Child Murders case, Mayor Bottoms says

A Utah lab known for work with aged DNA evidence will soon examine materials from the Atlanta Child Murders. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the → Read More

Ex-Georgia insurance commissioner Jim Beck to be sentenced for crimes

Jim Beck, the former Georgia insurance commissioner who was convicted of stealing more than $2 million from his previous employer, heads to federal court Tuesday to learn his sentence. → Read More

‘Bans off our bodies’: Georgians march against new abortion restrictions

Crowds swelled around the state Capitol on Saturday to show their support for the future of abortion rights. The march, which drew a diverse sea of pe → Read More

Gainesville poultry plant sues for insurance money in deadly nitrogen leak

Owners of the Gainesville, Georgia, poultry plant where six workers died in a nitrogen leak are suing to collect insurance for losses in the tragedy. Foundation Food Group complains that Selective Way Insurance Co. has declined to pay out more than $2 million for the Jan. 28, 2021, leak. Selective Way has cited its own ongoing investigation into the situation. → Read More