Two of the Bay Area's top lawyers often find themselves on opposite sides of high profile police misconduct cases. One is a plaintiff lawyer who often sues police departments, another defends officers in and out...
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Twenty-two-year-old Kamani Holmes has dark skin, stands about six feet tall, and wears a full beard across his face. A Black Power fist adorns the center of his grey hooded sweater with the words “Movement...
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In the year after its approval by California voters, Proposition 47 led to the release of over 4,500 inmates from the state's overcrowded prison system—and some law-enforcement officials are blaming the releases on a statewide...
It was just after 6 o’clock on Saturday outside of Bows and Arrows in Berkeley when people started pulling up with bikes. First one, then two, then three—then over a dozen. They were there for...
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Last Thursday residents gathered to celebrate the Ella Baker Center's 20th Anniversary, present awards and discuss future plans to continue rebuilding communities of color in Oakland.
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The 10th annual Urban Shield training and equipment expo sparks a major debate about the militarization of first responders in Oakland.
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With rising demands for more accountability, Oakland's IT Department is building tools to make police investigations run more efficiently with the help of citizens.
Last year, Oakland's homicide numbers rose for first time in two years. As a result, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) convened a town hall in Oakland.
Men Creating Peace (MCP) is one of the few domestic violence organizations in Alameda County specifically geared towards men. Founded in 2009, the organization aims to help men who’ve been involved in violent acts adopt...
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Oakland City Council approved a funding increase for legal support for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the U.S., authorized the creation of a “Director of Race and Equity” staffing position within the city government and...
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The mayor covered inequity, policing and housing in the address.
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The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was granted $1.875 million for creating and preserving 15 community-policing law enforcement jobs.
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Oakland Police Department releases information about “wanted suspect” they are searching for in connection with the fatal shooting of Jasvir Singh, an East Oakland ice cream truck driver.
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In Oakland, like many urban cities, violence tends to beget violence. But one program is attempting to use artistic expression to interrupt the cycle of bloodshed that pervades the city.
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“This is Jose,” said Captain Steven Tull of Oakland’s Police Department (OPD) District 4. “He doesn’t think about himself — he thinks about others.” Jose Ortiz, a longtime community organizer in the Fruitvale district, smiled...
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Two women rolled out a grass carpet on MLK, and then served free lemonade one sunny September morning. A year later this space has become a symbol of change and community.
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