While Blacks Die at Highest Rates from Coronavirus and Police Murders,
San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Governor Gavin Newsom
Support Illegal Development of the Hunters Point Shipyard Site

June 18, 2020

          Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom, her cousin by marriage and Mayor of San Francisco at the time, orchestrated this development for the Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund site by the Lennar corporation, of which her nephew Laurence Pelosi was then Vice President.  She lobbied the Navy to give the toxic site to the City and pay to “clean up” the nuclear waste there.  After years, whistleblowers working at the Navy’s contractor, Tetra Tech, admitted the company had falsified reports and soil samples to falsely declare portions of the Shipyard “safe” for development.  Learning this, the 40,000 residents of Hunters Point filed a $27 Billion lawsuit against Tetra Tech for putting their lives in greater danger for cancer and other deadly diseases.  Now, the home owners have sued Lennar, hundreds of San Francisco police officers have sued the City, the Navy itself has sued Tetra Tech.  Yet, even as these lawsuits are pending in federal court and even in the midst of this heavy, historic moment of a global pandemic and the explosive revelations about America’s police murders of blacks, the Mayor of San Francisco, having been first to order people to “shelter in place” to avoid contamination of the whole population by Coronavirus, and the Governor, as he guardedly orders stages of business openings, clandestinely endorse a venomous contamination of the mostly black population of Hunters Point, City-contracted tractors were photographed only yesterday digging up dirt in the Shipyard releasing radioactive particles into the surrounding community of schools and homes.

Because the City is complicit in crimes against the People of Hunters Point in permitting the ongoing development of the Shipyard, exposing the people to the cancer-causing chemicals that permeate the soil at the Superfund Shipyard, condemning this community of over 40,000 black people to death:

 We Demand Mayor London Breed, who touts herself as “black” above all else, immediately halt development on the toxic Hunters Point Shipyard that threatens the health of the surrounding, predominantly black community.

 We Demand Governor Gavin Newsom direct his appointed Cabinet Member Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, to shut down all development on this toxic site.

 We urge San Francisco D.A. Chesa Boudin and Attorney General  Xavier Becerra to investigate and file charges against Lennar and the City for the criminal violations involved in exposing the black community to deadly radioactive particles.

 We call on Supervisor Shamann Walton, representing Hunter’s Point District 10, to stand up for his constituents and demand with us that the City halt all further development at the Shipyard, perform legitimate soil tests in collaboration with the People and provide for testing of all the people of Hunters Point for deadly toxins coursing through their blood. 

For further information, contact:
Charles Bonner Esq. Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner
475 Gate Five Road, Suite 211 Sausalito, California 94965 415-331-3070