By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]
To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
A push by a community coalition asking the Oakland City Council to put a police accountability commission measure on the November ballot was always a long shot.
City Councilmember Noel Gallo is coming under a lot of pressure for backing a proposal by a community coalition that wants the City Council to put a charter amendment on the November ballot to create [...]
Closing arguments in the murder trial of two men who are accused of killing three-year-old Carlos Nava ended Thursday, with Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Ben Beltramo giving his rebuttal to the defenses’ closing statement.
Mental health is almost never brought up as a subject of conversation in Black America – certainly not in urban communities like Oakland where shootings and bursts of domestic violence are often leading stories on [...]
A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
By Courtney Thomas, student at Laney College Oakland has become a very dangerous place to live. There are shootings happening every day, and every time you turn around someone is getting killed. Although I have [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo is pushing the City Council to consider placing a charter amendment on the November ballot. The measure would create a public safety oversight commission to assume most of the authority over the [...]
The City of Oakland has agreed to $110,000 settlement in police shooting death of Alan Blueford, 18-year-old man who was preparing to graduate from Skyline High School at the time of his death.