Tag Archives: Racial Profiling


Oakland Petition: Neighbors Should not Racially Profile Neighbors

Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun a petition calling on the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to stop posting on a popular social media site that is [...]
The SambaFunk! Funkquarians led the drum circle protest with over a hundred drummers in front of City Hall on Monday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Racially Profiled, Drummers Make Noise about Gentrification in Oakland

    Over one hundred people, most of them drummers, gathered in front of City Hall Monday evening to bring attention to what longtime Oaklanders feel is an increase in tensions between longtime residents and [...]
Hundreds of supporters staged a sit-in outside Governor Brown's office last week calling on him to sign bill AB 953 if it passed the Senate. Photo: Take Action California.

California Senate Passes Racial and Identity Profiling Act Over 800 rally at State Capitol to pressure Governor Brown to sign bill

  The California State Senate this week passed AB 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act, following a mass mobilization of California anti-mass incarceration and police accountability organizations to Sacramento lobbying for the passage of [...]
Protesters rally on Sept. 2 in front of Gov. Jerry's Office at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Protesters Occupy State Capitol to Demand End of Racial Profiling

Nearly 800 faith leaders, victims of police misconduct, family members of people killed by law enforcement, and other community members staged a sit-in outside of Governor Brown’s office Wednesday, Sept. 2nd following a march and [...]
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 [...]
Dan Siegel

OP-ED: Instead of Racial Profiling, City Needs Jobs and Family Support Services

A report released last week by the Oakland Police Department showed that African Americans were greatly overrepresented among people stopped by OPD from April through November 2013.Although only 28 percent of Oakland’s population, African Americans [...]
Benjamin Jealous, NAACP President

OP-ED: One Million Call for Federal Charges Against Zimmerman

One Million Call for Federal Charges Against Zimmerman By Benjamin Todd Jealous One million people. As of Tuesday morning, one million people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department of Justice to pursue federal [...]