People protesting police brutality and systemic racism marched down Bolinas Beach last Sunday, holding signs and making noise. This week, county supervisors gave the sheriff’s office half its requested budget increase after hearing a flood of calls for defunding.   David Franklin

On one side, Sheriff Robert Doyle, the unapologetic head of county law enforcement who proudly defends his department from criticism. On the other side, a mass of impassioned people of color and their allies, desperately pleading for the defunding of the sheriff’s office, an institution they call inherently racist. In the middle, the five-person Board of Supervisors . . .

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