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.
By Steven Tavares A bill giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures than the rest of the state heads to the governor’s desk. The legislation authored by Oakland [...]
Many supporters of increased police accountability to the community consider that it is a small step forward to take intake of complaints against police away from the police department and put it in the hands [...]
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. [...]
The Oakland City Council this week approved the construction of a Domain Awareness Center, a joint city and Port of Oakland data hub that will consolidate hundreds of camera feeds and surveillance tools across the [...]
More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their respects to 8-year-old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine. Alaysha was at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the Dimond [...]
After struggling for two years to overcome city staff resistance to carrying out a council-approved reform of intake of complaints against police, PUEBLO and other community organizations finally may be seeing light at the end [...]
8-year-old Alaysha Carradine was at a sleepover with two other children and their grandmother in the Dimond District neighborhood when gunfire struck the apartment’s front security screen door killing Carradine and wounding everyone else in [...]
By Daryle Allums Jr. The Oakland budget cuts will be in affect this weekend. There will 106 less officers patrolling the streets of Oakland. This removal of officers will also include the entire motorcycle unit, [...]
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