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Emails Show Oakland Staff Knew of Police Sex Crimes Months Before Mayor Schaaf Says She Was Told

Although Mayor Libby Schaaf has said she and City Administrator Sabrina Landreth knew nothing about the Oakland Police Department (OPD) sex-crime scandal until March 2016, a number of emails have come to light that that [...]

Marin City Library to Screen Acclaimed Documentary “13th”, Feb. 21st

  “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s documentary on mass incarceration and the American prison system, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Marin City Library at 164 Donahue Street in Marin City.   [...]
Cat Brooks (center) of the Anti Police-Terror Project  Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Op-Ed: The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Cannabis Equity

By Cat Brooks   It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood or discussed are the potential impacts that the legalized [...]
Youth Court facilitator Angela Adams (bottom left in white top), conducting the Law & Justice class with youth participants.

Youth Court Gives First Time Youth Offenders a Second Chance Through Restorative Justice

Continuing the successful Donald P. McCullum Youth Court, founded in 1994, Centerforce non-profit, headed by interim director Dolores Lyles, now oversees the program.   The program serves youth age 12-17, and gradPuates about 15-20 students [...]
Members of the Alameda County Probate Court Reform Movement picket outside the Berkeley Superior Court building.

Oakland, Berkeley Urge District Attorney to Investigate County Probate Courts Alleged financial abuse and racial targeting lead to loss of properties, say beneficiaries

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to urge District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to empanel a grand jury that would investigate the county’s probate court system for unethical practices. &
Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Henderson, Overseeing Oakland Police Reforms for 13 Years, to Retire Future of OPD compliance to court-mandated reforms uncertain

Thelton Henderson, the federal judge who has overseen the reform of the Oakland Police Department for over a dozen years and has a long law career stemming back to the Civil Rights Movement, will be [...]

SF Jail Replacement Work Group Rejects Law Enforcement’s Proposals

Organizers for the No New SF Jail Coalition claimed a victory when a city work group responsible for exploring alternatives to a new jail in San Francisco rejected proposals from the sheriff and district attorney, [...]