Hamid Hayat’s Appeal; Why the Tenderloin Resists Gentrification

Attorneys work to appeal of one of the only successful prosecutions of the war on terror — a cherry-picker, from Lodi, named Hamid Hayat. We’ll take a look at his case. Plus: a history of one of the nation’s most striking holdouts against gentrification — the Tenderloin. We’ll go through 100 years of fights over prostitution, gambling, homosexuality, pornography, and tenants’ rights.


  • Layli Shirani, criminal defense attorney based in San Francisco, working on the appeal of Hamid Hayat.
  • Randy Shaw, director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and the author of many books. The latest is The Tenderloin: Sex, crime, and resistance in the heart of San Francisco.
  • dahszil

    about the pre show news: Mainstream news and mainstream Americans are hypocrites. Everyone was cheering on the rock throwing protesters in Eqypt Arab Spring 2011. But when it happens in Baltimore its like oh my god those “negros” are violent. Police do violence, protesters do vandalism. Any sane rational person would say violence is much worse than vandalism. And while rock throwing at police is a form of violence but with all the murders and brutality by police in the US on the increase over the years, it is a quite understandable, the rock throwing”blowback”.


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