The Oakland City Council unanimously backed a resolution this week urging the state of California to create a process to erase criminal records for cannabis-related offenses and to remove restrictions that prohibit offenders from participating [...]
By Troy Williams I met Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of Uncommon Law, in 2008 at a restorative justice symposium that was held inside San Quentin State Prison.
A new report from the city’s Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) reveals that the Oakland City Administrator dismissed or modified the review board’s recommended discipline against police officers in 74 percent of the allegations that [...]
By Troy Williams If you are interested in seeing a change in our criminal justice system, believe that children in the system should be treated differently than adults or that sick and disabled seniors [...]
A group of people picketed April 8 at the Berkeley Probate Court, protesting that the court is seizing the property and money of a number of the inheritances and assets of elderly African Americans.
By Lynette Gibson [...]
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 [...]