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Oaklanders Fight for the Right to Watch their Watchmen

Oakland residents are fighting for more power to oversee the actions of the Oakland Police Department (OPD).On April 2, 2019, attorneys for the Coalition...

Mario Woods’ Mother Settles Lawsuit Against SF for Son’s Fatal Shooting...

On the eve of a trial, the mother of Mario Woods has reached a settlement agreement with San Francisco to end the wrongful death...

March and Rally Marks Anniversary of Mario Woods Death by S.F.P.D.

Civil rights attorney John Burris held a sign as he marched in last year’s event for Mario Woods, killed by the police on Dec....

March and Rally in S.F. on Anniversary of Immigrant’s Shooting Death...

 By Adriana Camarena Undaunted by the threat of rain, dozens marched and rallied on the anniversary of the death of Luis Gongorra-Pat, an immigrant worker...

John Burris Receives Civil Rights Award from Legislative Black Caucus

By David Greenwald, Davis Vanguard The California Legislative Black Caucus held it annual Martin Luther King Breakfast last Thursday to honor the legacy of Dr....

Judge Henderson, Overseeing Oakland Police Reforms for 13 Years, to Retire

Thelton Henderson, the federal judge who has overseen the reform of the Oakland Police Department for over a dozen years and has a long...

Justice Department to Investigate San Francisco Police Department

By Soumya Karlamangle, The LA Times and other sources   The U.S. Department of Justice is beginning a review of the San Francisco Police Department, which...

Delroy Lindo, John Burris Rally for Marcus Books

Rallying to support Marcus Books – Oakland’s historic African American bookstore – Delroy Lindo hosted the “Black Men Speak” series last Saturday with Danny...

Attorneys Burris, Chanin Meet with Community to “Sustain” Police Accountability

Two leading local civil rights attorneys, John Burris and Jim Chanin, met this week with community members who belong to an Oakland police accountability...

Judge Backs Placing Civilian Complaint Intake in Police Department

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson and federal Compliance Director Thomas Frazier surprised police accountability activists this week when they announced they have decided to place...
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