The City Council took a first step this week to enact a policy that has been four years in the making and could improve the level of police accountability in Oakland, unanimously voting to consolidate [...]
By Brian Hofer and JP Massar Surveillance of oppressed groups and so-called undesirables has been a tenet of America’s heritage. Slave patrols and infiltration made sure the least hint of a rebellion was quickly repressed.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced the results of an internal California Department of Justice 90-Day Review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.
Although it has been 35 years since I last suited up for the Oakland Police Department, even so, when it comes to the subject of public safety in the City of Oakland, I feel I [...]
Nearly one month has passed since U.S. Marshals chased the wrong man through Fruitvale, leading to a car accident with a paratransit vehicle. Initial media reports labeled the “suspect” as a “violent fugitive.” Activists quickly [...]
By Publisher, Post News Group The recent allegations involving Michigan Police officers who are being accused of planting evidence on a retired Black gentleman, along with dozens of other equally odious police confrontations around [...]
The Oakland Public Safety Committee at its meeting this week unanimously approved consolidation of all complaints against police to go through the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB). <
A new city report highlighting how Oakland police responded to protests in the city last year – sparked by the failure to indict police officers in killings of unarmed Black men by law enforcement around [...]
By Hassan Russell, Laney College student The shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO has brought to light that this situation is happening all over America. If an 18-year old young man can be shot [...]
Youth UpRising, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, will host a Gun Buyback event at Youth UpRising, 8711MacArthur Boulevard, on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to 3pm. Part of a statewide gun buyback [...]