Nearly 100 people showed up to speak at Tuesday’s city council meeting in support of a strong, independent police oversight commission in Oakland, which will be voted on next Tuesday.
Police accountability activists this week established an anonymous hotline for whistleblowers to report “corruption, misconduct and predatory policing” within the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The hotline was set up by Civil Rights attorney Dan [...]
Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in order to be released while their case is pending.
The Oakland City Council is considering a proposal from an organization that calls itself the Oakland Diversity and Equity Cannabis Coalition that would reduce the benefits of a recently passed ordinance that gives preference to [...]
Hundreds of restaurant workers and community members are calling for a boycott of Calavera, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Oakland, after several kitchen workers were fired from a job they say was riddled with abuse [...]
Eighteen-year-old Jasmine Lincoln of Oakland has been missing since June 23 at 10 a.m. She is 5’8″ and weighs165 pounds. Witnesses say her then boyfriend Shermon Freeman shot Javiya Evans, the father of her [...]
Iris Canada won a court battle on April 27 of this year to stay in her home at 670 Page Street in San Francisco, a house she has lived in for over half a decade [...]
The Oakland City Council, operating under the cloud of a continuing police child sex abuse scandal, is set to decide July 19 whether to place a measure on the November ballot to create a civilian [...]
The following is an open letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf from the Oakland Black Officers Association: An Open Letter to Mayor Schaaf and the Oakland Community:
While Oakland is reeling from widening revelations of the Oakland Police Department’s rape and racist text scandals, the community is demanding changes to the way the police department is run and to the city’s public [...]