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Brendon Woods, a public defender in Alameda County, spoke Oct. 15th in Oakland about the effectiveness of Prop. 47. Photo by Libby Leyden

One year after Proposition 47’s passage, is it working in the Bay Area?

As the one-year anniversary of Prop. 47’s passage approaches, many people working in the state’s legal system are evaluating its effectiveness.
OPD officers arrest a protester during the Occupy Oakland encampment eviction on October 25, 2011. Oakland officials may have to respond to criticisms of the OPD's actions during the Occupy Oakland protests at the next NSA meeting to discuss progress in the 12 years since the Riders settlement. Photo by Brittany Schell.

Twelve years after the Riders, a long legal process is reaching its final stage

Twelve years ago, the arrest of four police officers known as the “Riders” who were accused of planting evidence and making false arrests, shocked Oakland residents and prompted a civil lawsuit against the city. Now,...