'70s in the SF Bay Area; an era of radical violence

By Michael Taylor, Chronicle Staff Writer
The San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco police Sgt. John Young's death in August 1971 was the second time in as many years that a San Francisco officer was killed in a radically tinged attack.

A few years later, an FBI terrorism expert would describe the Bay Area as "the Belfast of North America," comparing local bombings and shootings to the violence in Northern Ireland.

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