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Oakland MLK march 2015. Photo by Luke Hauser.

Four Days of Protests Planned to Rekindle MLK’s Radical Legacy Monday's march will meet at 11 a.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza

Social justice organizations are planning “96 Hours of Direct Action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy,” from Friday Jan. 15 through MLK Day on Jan. 18, taking to the streets in honor of King’s memory to [...]
Protesters block streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

State Bans Grand Juries in Police-Involved Deaths The ban is not a significant change to the pre-existing process, say civil rights experts

  Public reaction was enormously positive last week when California became the first state to ban the use of grand juries in police-involved killings, but civil rights experts say the change is not significant.   [...]