Tag Archives: police brutality

Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson, Oscar Grant's uncle, reached out to Kenneth Harding's family, He started the Oscar Grant Foundation.

Oscar Grant family reaches out to mother of Kenneth Harding

On a Saturday afternoon in July, 2011, Kenneth Harding Jr., 19, lay stomach down in his own blood, fighting for his life on the corner of 3rd Street and Palou Avenue in the heart of the...
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,...
Throughout the march some demonstrators yelled, "Shields line up!" or "Sheilds to the front," and the shield-bearers would line up in front of the crowd.

Occupy Oakland march against police brutality ends peacefully

Heated confrontations between Oakland police and over 500 Occupy Oakland demonstrators during a march against police brutality on Saturday night threatened to turn into a repeat of Tuesday night’s violence, but the tension dissipated as...
Police stand at the ready during the protest after the Mehserle verdict.

Lawyers guild investigating excessive force accusations

Wearing a white tank top spotted with blood, Susan Harman, a 69-year-old former school principal and resident of Oakland, told a crowd of reporters that she was a victim of police aggression during the protests...