By Rev. Dr. Willie A. Douglas There have been numerous reports and surveys regarding race relations in America. After reviewing these studies, one would believe that race is not a problem in the U.S.
People and Congregations Together (PACT) will host “Creating Covenants for a Safer City” conference to address new strategies that will continue to reduce the violence in the city.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Local police accountability activists have begun a campaign to place a measure on the November ballot to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission, which would have the authority to monitor, audit and determine the policies [...]
A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote [...]
Bay area city governments cannot afford to ignore Oakland’s struggles with police reform. The Oakland Police Department is under the control of federal judge Thelton Henderson and his appointed monitor. Oakland refers to him as [...]
The City of Oakland has released new police stop-and-search data showing that African Americans make up 62 percent of the people who were stopped by the Oakland Police Department during an eight-month period last year, [...]
Crime. Economic Struggles. Community Discouragement. Those are some of the challenges residents of Vallejo face, but according to local native Diane Blackmon, ways must be found to raise community morale and to encourage residents to [...]