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Hillary Clinton Pledges Commitment to Reforming Criminal Justice

At Columbia University today, Hillary Clinton called for the end of the “era of mass incarceration.” During remarks at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, Clinton outlined the criminal justice [...]
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Community Demands Council Move to Consolidate Police Complaints to CPRB

A coalition of community leaders and advocates of the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) are pushing for the City Council to move forward on consolidating all walk-in citizen complaints against police to go through the [...]
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

“Destiny’s Women”, Baptized by Fire, Seek Justice in Baltimore Who knows if you haven't come to power in the kingdom for such a time as this?

By Paul Cobb, Religion Editor   As Baltimore was burning from the conflagration ignited from the news of Freddie Gray’s death after being injured while in police custody, many women and men clergy members were [...]

OP-ED: Police Reform Now: The State of Emergency in our Precincts

by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League     “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles [...]
A memorial for Yuvette Henderson on 34th and Hollis streets in Emeryville. Photo courtesy of Indybay.org.

OP-ED: Black Women Deserve the Dignity of Being Seen

By Cat Brooks, Onyx Organizing Committee   Violence against Black women is as old as chattel slavery and as common as hate. White men (and women) have always treated us like animals – exploitable labor [...]
California Attorney General Kamala Harris directed the state Department of Justice’s Division of Law Enforcement to conduct a 90-day review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.

Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues Review on Implicit Bias and Use of Force by Law Enforcement

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced the results of an internal California Department of Justice 90-Day Review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.
Robin Raveneau (middle), Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), speaks at a City Hall press conference Thursday, April 16. Also pictured: George McDaniel, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Destiny Iowma, Ron Muhammed, Robert Harris, Esq., Ken Wynn, Min. Keith Muhammed, Geoffrey Pete, Danny Williams, Lloyd Lawrence Jr., Devonte Jackson, Dr. Mark Alexander, Bryan Parker, Frank Tucker of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Darryl Richardson, Oakland NAACP President George Holland, Saleem Shakir-Gilmore, Carroll Fife, Harrold Lowe, Bill Whyte, Darryl White, Abayomi Brami, and Chris Perryman. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Groups Demand City Action on Killings of Black Men

In wake of the recent killings of Eric Harris in Oklahoma and Walter Scott in South Carolina, both unarmed Black men killed by police officers, a group of community leaders, clergy, and activists are calling [...]
Protesters delivered a letter to Oakland police on April 12, demanding that they release surveillance footage from Home Depot related to the shooting of Yuvette Henderson by Emeryville Police on Feb. 3. Henderson's sister, Antrinette Jenkins stands third from right. Photo by Daniela Kantorová.

Protesters Rally for Justice for Yuvette Henderson

Over 100 people joined a roving protest this week to demand that Emeryville businesses release video footage related to the police shooting of Yuvette Henderson.   The protest on April 12 began with a vigil [...]
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UC Berkeley Supporters Hold Rally For Missing 43 Students in Mexico

Friends and family of 43 missing university students, “normalistas,” spoke at UC Berkeley last Friday, part of a tour throughout the United States to spread word about the mass kidnapping that has been rocking Mexico [...]