According to Peter Jamison at , the SF Board of Supervisors plan to serve up a controversial (and, ultimately, benign) resolution that would ask for charges to be dropped against the San Francisco Eight, "a group of allegedly violent former radicals who police say are responsible for the murder of San Francisco Police Sgt. John V. Young in 1971." While it's too soon to figure out exactly which supervisors and how many will stick their name on the thing, supes Eric Mar and Sophie Maxwell are apparently both sponsoring the legislation, with Mar taking the lead. Jamison goes on to report, "The move is sure to stoke anger among police officers, whose union, the San Francisco Police Officers Association, has actively sought prosecution in the case, which had seen little movement for decades before charges were brought against the men two years ago." Please standby for very, very angry declarations from SFPD officers.

SF Weekly