Cops and Crime Have Always Been Essential to the Culture of Haight-Ashbury

Haight-Ashbury in the late 1960s was not all flower children and peace signs. Cops from the San Francisco Police Department play an intricate role in the neighborhood’s history and culture. And The Haight was more dangerous than people often remember.

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New Crime Novel The Haight To Be Released July 24

Lieut. Jimmy Spracklin gladly headed the investigation into the murder of John Blakely, an artist in Haight-Ashbury in 1968. It would give him a chance to search for his own step-daughter who had run away to Haight Street a year earlier. The Haight is the story of Spracklin’s hunt for Blakely’s killer and his daughter. The novel will be released next month.

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Peter Moreira