“The Wild West was not won by a guy riding in on a white horse,” new Oakland police chief Anthony Batts told the crowd that gathered to meet him today at Peralta Elementary. “It was won by communities that took a stand.”
Attorneys in the trial of BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, who is accused of killing Oscar Grant, debate whether their case resembles L.A.’s 1992 court battle over the Rodney King beating.
Change of venue arguments continue in case of BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, charged with murder in the New Year’s Day shooting of Oscar Grant.
As hearings to relocate the Johannes Mehserle murder trial continued in downtown Oakland today, a prosecutor worked to persuade a judge that the former BART police officer could receive a fair trial in Alameda County.
North Oakland’s NicNak Liquors closed in 2004 while owner Ashrious Pannell grappled with poor health. His strength now back, Pannell is fighting a city rule that may keep his store from reopening.
The lawyer for Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, is trying to persuade an Oakland judge that his client can’t receive a fair trial here. Story by Jake Schoneker/Oakland North.
After a recent spate of crime, Golden Gate neighbors refused to retreat into their homes, instead walking the area’s streets in a show of solidarity. But fighting a neighborhood crime problem isn’t always easy.
Friends and family gathered Monday to remember the 17 year-old Oakland Tech student who was killed on Labor Day in a drive-by shooting. By S. Howard Bransford/Oakland North.
Oakland Police announced today that they had discovered four adult marijuana plants, small bags of marijuana, and eleven firearms, including assault weapons, at an apartment on Lakeshore Avenue. Oakland police officer Deandre Vantree arrived at the residence after OPD was alerted by a phone call reporting the sound of gunfire, police spokesman Jeff Thomason told reporters this afternoon. According to Thomason, a witness outside the apartment told police that gunfire broke a second-story window around 9:30 AM. Thomason said that after…