The members of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) provides legal advocacy and works to create policies that will positively affect those who are in prison or have recently been released from it.
Life is hard enough as it is for Oakland’s homeless encampment residents. Adding to the long list of adversities, however, is petty theft and other low-level crime. And that’s just the beginning of it.
Protesters marched from Glenn Dyer jail to the Alameda County Administration Building to advocate for an audit of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
“I always was ashamed, and I always thought of myself as a prostitute,” said Elizabeth Quiroz. “But now that I know this, I’m educating myself. That’s not what happened. I was a victim. Now I’m a survivor.”
Emergency responders say they need to practice real-world scenarios in order to be prepared for whatever comes their way. However, the community is on edge about some of the tactics police use and want the exercises to end.
Bay Area women make a strong case for ride-sharing app changes, informed by harrowing personal experience.