Nghiep Ke Lam remembers when he learned that “violence is okay.” He was around 8 or 9 years old and was living in San Francisco, California. He still often thinks of the moment when six bullies surrounded him and told him, “You have two choices.” The first choice was to fight with one of them;…
Chief Anne Kirkpatrick responded publicly to allegations that she potentially violated the sanctuary city policy during the raid that led to the arrest of Santos de Leon
In a few months, Leah Kimble-Price will open the house she has been planning with her team—a home in Oakland that will serve sex-trafficked teenagers. As Kimble-Price sits in her office, she talks about her vision for the home. It will be a safe and loving place where girls can heal from trauma.
Last week, over 30 percent of the prisoners at the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility in downtown Oakland participated in a hunger strike to protest what they say are abusive conditions of isolation and poor healthcare in Alameda County jails.
A new law bars the expansion of for-profit immigration detention facilities in California, marking strong opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to expand detention centers and ramp up deportations.
On Sunday evening, about 40 people gathered for a peaceful vigil in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood to mourn the loss of a person who died after being tased by Oakland police officers last week.
Residents met to discuss issues facing East Oakland including human trafficking and the sex trade, education, affordable housing, illegal dumping, improving employment opportunities, gun violence, and getting justice for the immigrant and refugee communities.
During a town hall meeting on Wednesday night at Merritt College, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and Pamela Price, who is running to replace her, presented their platforms on convicting juvenile offenders, racial socioeconomic disparities in the criminal justice system, and law enforcement accountability.
A man died Thursday while in the custody of Oakland police after being tased and arrested at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in the Fruitvale neighborhood, according to a statement released this morning by Oakland Police Department Public Information Officer Johnna Watson.