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Op-Ed: The Drug War, Mass Incarceration and Cannabis Equity

By Cat Brooks It is no longer questioned that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted Black, Brown and poor people. What is less understood...

Oakland Pays $1.2 Million to Family of Man Slain by Police

The City of Oakland this week paid $1.2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the family of Demouria Hogg, who was killed by...

Oakland Approves Petition to Recall Mayor Schaaf

Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents...

Oakland Police Commission Will Be on November Ballot

Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a November ballot measure to change the city’s charter in order to create a citizen Police...

Op-Ed: Art as Healing

By Cat Brooks Black women carry so much. We tend to our homes and our children. We work long hours and multiple jobs to keep the...

Hotline Established for Police Whistleblowers to Report Corrupt Officers in Oakland

Police accountability activists this week established an anonymous hotline for whistleblowers to report “corruption, misconduct and predatory policing” within the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The...

Families of Police Victims Demand End to Slow Release of Coroner’s...

The Anti Police-Terror Project, in partnership with families who have lost loved ones to police violence, has launched a campaign calling for the Alameda...

‘Poetry for the People’ Raises Funds for Police Commission Ballot

The Coalition for Police Accountability (CPA), a group of community organizations whose mission is to place a Police Commission on the November 2016 ballot,...

Henderson’s Family Files Suit Against Emeryville

Yuvette Henderson’s family, represented by civil rights attorney Dan Siegel, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Emeryville and two police officers responsible...

City’s Report on Protest Arrests Raises Ferguson-like Comparisons

A new city report highlighting how Oakland police responded to protests in the city last year – sparked by the failure to indict police...
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