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 [...]
At Columbia University today, Hillary Clinton called for the end of the “era of mass incarceration.” During remarks at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, Clinton outlined the criminal justice [...]
By Richard Wembe Johnson, Folsom Prison The recent upsurge of questionable police killings around the country has made it abundantly clear that something must be done to protect our youth and others. Separately these incidences [...]
By Brian Rinker, Chronicle of Social Change Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well-behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either. In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are [...]
The Oakland Police Department, which has required police officers to wear body cameras for the past 4 years, found itself ahead of the curve this week after President Barack Obama proposed to spend $263 million [...]
The San Leandro Police Department has been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant through the United States Department of Justice – Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.
It was with a heavy heart that I watched the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. You hear it in the news – another young African American shot – but usually his name is left out [...]
Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male in suburban Ferguson, Missouri, who had just graduated from high school and planned to start college, has joined a long line of Blacks, especially Black males, who [...]