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 [...]
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 [...]
Oakland’s Legislation Committee unanimously passed Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s proposal for a resolution that would urge President Obama to require all federal employees, agents and law enforcement personnel to secure their firearms in unattended vehicles.
In an effort to improve transparency, accountability and trust between law enforcement and the public, CA Senator Mark Leno has introduced SB 1286, a bill allowing greater public access to peace officer records related to [...]
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, 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 [...]
David G. Savage, L.A. Times The Supreme Court opened the door Monday to possible parole for hundreds of aging prisoners across the nation who are serving life terms for homicides committed when they were [...]
By President Barack Obama, The Washington Post In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island to await trial, where he [...]
By David Zahniser, LA Times An arson attack that took place over the weekend at a Central Valley mosque is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a law enforcement official said Sunday.
By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root When police arrived in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago early Saturday morning, they encountered Quintonio LeGrier, 19, reportedly wielding an aluminum bat, and Bettie Jones, [...]