Tag Archives: John Burris

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. Signed by [...]
Shabaka Henley, Delroy Lindo, and Danny Glover perform a scene from August Wilson's "Joe Turner Come and Gone" at a rally to save Marcus Books on Saturday, December 13. Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Delroy Lindo, John Burris Rally for Marcus Books

Rallying to support Marcus Books – Oakland’s historic African American bookstore – Delroy Lindo hosted the “Black Men Speak” series last Saturday with Danny Glover, Shabaka Henley, and John Burris at the Heart & Soul [...]
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Attorneys Burris, Chanin Meet with Community to “Sustain” Police Accountability

Two leading local civil rights attorneys, John Burris and Jim Chanin, met this week with community members who belong to an Oakland police accountability coalition that is seeking ways to improve oversight of police and [...]
Rashidah Grinage, Executive Director of PUEBLO, spoke to Post reporter Tasion Kwamilele about her disappointment in Judge Thelton Henderson's ruling, Thursday night at the Citizen's Police Review Board Meeting. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Judge Backs Placing Civilian Complaint Intake in Police Department

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson and federal Compliance Director Thomas Frazier surprised police accountability activists this week when they announced they have decided to place civilian complaint intake technicians within the Internal Affairs Division of the [...]