A coalition of 30 diverse organizations in Oakland have announced the launch of Measure X, to be put before voters in November 2016. The proposed charter change would empower an independent police commission [...]
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who has been overseeing the Oakland Police Department (OPD) for almost a dozen years, has issued a new order reinstating a “court investigator” to look into the city’s failure to institute [...]
By Breanna Edwards and Tulio Ospina Courtesy of The Root It’s been a little over two weeks since Sandra Bland was discovered dead in her Texas jail cell from what authorities say [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison As we daily witness police officers from around the country committing undeniable acts of aggression, assault and murder against people of color, it reminds us of the infamous [...]
On Friday, May 1, Marilyn J. Mosby, the States Attorney for Baltimore City, announced she had found probable cause to prosecute six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison Charging six Baltimore Police Officers with a range of criminal offenses from homicide to criminal negligence doesn’t equate to justice, not even the appearance of it. <
When 19-year-old Nubia Bowe was returning home on BART with friends on the evening of March 21, she had no idea that it would be the worst night of her life.