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LondonBreed

OP-ED: City Needs Law Requiring Cell Phones to Be Equipped with a Safety Kill Switch

By Supervisor London Breed A few months ago, an 18-year-old woman—a 5-foot, 110-pound young girl really—was walking to her friend’s house on Eddy Street. It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when in broad daylight, [...]
In South Africa, the ‘Hard Work of Reconciliation’ Continues

In South Africa, the ‘Hard Work of Reconciliation’ Continues

By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News Many people alive today are still recovering from wounds suffered during South Africa’s chaotic transition to democracy 20 years ago this month, Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes said Tuesday.At a [...]
OPD

City Struggles to Increase Numbers of Police

With public safety consistently a top issue among Oaklanders, many residents are calling for action to reverse long-term understaffing at the Oakland Police Department and the department’s high attrition rate as officers resign or retire.“Right [...]
Oakland Police

OPD Still Struggling to Report Officer Misconduct, Reduce “Unjustified Use of Force,” Says Warshaw

The Oakland Police Department’s progress on key court-ordered reforms is “stagnating,” including requirements that officers report police misconduct, end retaliation against witnesses and reduce the number of incidents involving the unjustified use of force, according [...]
Lewis Clinton

AC Transit CFO Charged With Embezzling from Allen Temple

By Leonardo Blair , Christian Post Lewis G. Clinton Jr., the CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his own church, the powerful and prestigious Allen [...]
Oakland Police

Crime Rates Remain High But Are Falling, Says OPD

  Highlighting trends that show a decrease in crime since the beginning of the year, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) released a report this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee, highlighting its efforts to [...]