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Coalition for Police Accountability Launches Ballot Initiative

A coalition of 30 diverse organizations in Oakland have announced the launch of Measure X, to be put before voters in November 2016.     The proposed charter change would empower an independent police commission [...]
The #ByeAnita hashtag was part of a successful social media campaign encouraging Chicagoans to vote against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. (Photo by Sarah Jane Rhee).

Movement for Black Lives Notches Major Win in Chicago Race Elected officials who are “deaf to our cries” will be voted out, say activists

By Kim Bellware, Huffington Post and other sources   Chicago’s States Attorney Anita Alvarez was ousted in the Democratic primary Tuesday night by challenger Kim Foxx (D), who now eyes a November bid for the [...]
Pelican Bay State Prison

Historic Settlement Ends CA Indefinite Solitary Confinement Men in the Short Corridor at Pelican Bay made the sacrifices and won the victory

Federal Judge Claudia Wilken this week approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling the settlement humane, innovative and fair.   Prisoners celebrated Tuesday’s settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on [...]
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson

Mayor, City Administrator, City Council Still Failing to Implement “Fair and Consistent” Police Discipline

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who has been overseeing the Oakland Police Department (OPD) for almost a dozen years, has issued a new order reinstating a “court investigator” to look into the city’s failure to institute [...]