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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

  Carrying on the success and traditions of Donald P. McCullum’s endeavor to serve social and racial justice for the future of all children, “Youth Court” is now operating under the auspices of Centerforce, a [...]
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 [...]
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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, [...]
OPD Sgt. Mike Gantt (left) and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel announce their claim against the city and Mayor Libby Schaaf for allegedly retaliating against the officer. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

OPD Sergeant Files Retaliation Claim Against City and Mayor Schaaf

A decorated homicide investigator for the Oakland Police Department (OPD) has filed a claim against the City of Oakland, saying he was retaliated against by top elected officials and from within the department for breaking [...]
Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney

Oakland Public Ethics Commission Sues Council President McElhaney

Less than a week before the elections, Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney is being sued by the city’s Public Ethics Commission, saying she repeatedly failed to turn over public records, stalling an investigation into [...]