Tag Archives: Ceasefire

Pastor Billy Dixon Jr

In the face of criticism, OPD’s Ceasefire strives to move forward

Pastor Billy Dixon Jr. leaned forward in his seat. “Do you know what 26 seconds of solid gunfire sounds like?” he asked. He placed his cell phone on the table, and started a timer. “Bang...

“Love this town” Richard Raya: political newcomer pushes hard to join the council

When Richard Raya talks about crime and poverty, in the political newcomer's campaign for the Oakland City Council he often tells his own story, and that of the role model who helped turn his life...
At Allen Temple Baptist Church, hundreds gathered last month to protest gun violence and build support for Ceasefire. Here, people personally affected by gun violence raise their hands.

With shooting deaths up, Oakland to give violence reduction program a second try

A rise in shootings has prompted Oakland city officials and community members to revisit Operation Ceasefire, a violence prevention program the city tried before but failed to sustain, one that specifically targets offenders with known...
Community members hold hands in prayer.

Local officials and residents pledge to reduce gun violence in East Oakland

Community members, law enforcement officials and politicians alike reached across church aisles Thursday night to hold hands, literally, and pledge commitment to ending gun violence in Oakland.