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Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

OP-ED: Oakland Needs a Crime Reduction Plan says Desley Brooks

By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
On Monday, legislators and a coalition of faith and community leaders, public safety officials and families of victims gathered at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, in support of legislation that would bring stronger gun laws to the city.

Oakland Leaders Support Stronger Laws Against Gun Violence

With four days remaining before the deadline to send bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, East Bay Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and community leaders on Monday urged the Legislature and the governor [...]
Bedroom window where gunshots were fired through, killing Andrew Thomas, 20, and his 1-year-old son, Drew while they were sleep. Photo by Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle. Photo taken from SFGate.

Double Homicide Claims Life of 1-yr-Old Family has lost 3 family members in 4 days

Hours after the city celebrated “National Night Out” – an annual national movement against crime – a double homicide early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of 20–year-old Andrew Thomas and his one-year-old son Drew Jackson. [...]