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Bad Laws Lead To Bad Cops; Just Look At Oakland

Alison Bass | Posted 06.16.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Last Friday, the police chief of Oakland, California, resigned amid a growing scandal involving a number of his police officers who had sex with an un...

Michael McLaughlin

Protesters Chain Themselves To Oakland Police Headquarters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- A protest that blocked the Oakland police department's headquarters on Monday morning included people who'd chained themselves to the...

White Cop Detains Black Oakland Firefighter At Fire House

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime

An African-American firefighter accused a white police officer of racial profiling for detaining him and his two young sons at an Oakland fire house l...

Oakland Taps Controversial 'Top Cop'

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 05.05.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- A former San Jose deputy chief, who last year authored a scathing report of Oakland's police department and refused attempts by top city of...

Oakland Buyback Nets 300 Guns

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.17.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio By: Denise Tejada Over 130 cars full of Oakland, Calif. residents lined up as early as 6 a.m. this past Sat...

Big Trouble For The Oakland Police

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 01.15.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Council members voted Tuesday to pay $4.6 million in damages to 39 plaintiffs who accused Oakland police of illegally strip-searching them ...

'Outrageous': Police Officer Who Killed Black Teenager Escapes Charges

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.11.2012 | San Francisco

The Oakland police officer who shot and killed a black teenager earlier this year will not face charges in a case that has touched off a lightning sto...

'Outdated, Dangerous And Ineffective': Report Slams Oakland Police Behavior

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.15.2012 | San Francisco

In a damning report released to the public earlier this week, an independent investigation into the Oakland Police Department's handling of last year'...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Oakland Activists Report Inhumane Conditions During Jail Stints | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Alyssa Eisenberg just wanted her multiple sclerosis medication that she uses to allay fatigue and help her concentrate. A member of O...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland May Lose Control Of Its Troubled Police Force In Mere Weeks | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly a decade after the city of Oakland was first threatened with losing control of its police force, Judge Thelton Henderson has severely curtailed...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Activists Could See More Arrests At Newly Re-Opened Zuccotti Park | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street activists flooded into Zuccotti Park once again. They resurrected a downsized version of their library. They carried...

Oakland Opens Investigation Into Police Conduct At Occupy Protests

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

In the wake of violent clashes between the Oakland Police Department and Occupy Oakland protestors that shocked the nation, the city of Oakland has la...

Jason Cherkis

Does Oakland's Police Chief Think Occupy Activists Are Anarchists? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Last week, civil rights attorneys in Oakland filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a civil suit against the Oakland Polic...

Jason Cherkis

Mayor Quan's Legal Adviser Quits Over Her Handling Of Occupy Oakland Camp | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- As a platoon of Oakland Police Department officers began clearing out Occupy Oakland's encampment for a second time at Frank Ogawa Plaza...

Jason Cherkis

Scott Olsen's Condition Improves: Iraq War Vet, Occupy Activist Now Breathing On His Own | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran and Occupy activist suffering from a head injury after being hit with a police projectile ...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Offers Shabby Explanation For Photo Decision | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

2011-10-27-Screenshot20111027at2.04.49PM.pngI suppose it is nice that the Washington Post at least recognized that this was a matter that required a public explanation.

PHOTO: Paper Makes Weird Choice In Occupy Oakland Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

The Washington Post definitely zigged where others zagged in covering the news of the violent police response towards Occupy movement protesters in Oa...

How You Can Help Scott Olsen, Iraq War Vet Critically Injured At 'Occupy Oakland'

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was injured after being hit in the head with a police projectile at Occupy Oakland. Olsen's family is waiting to see i...

Jason Cherkis

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Veteran During Occupy Protest | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Department fired tear gas on Occupy Oakland demonstrators Tuesday night as they marched through downtown, determined ...

Oakland Police Officer Captures His Own Fatal Shooting On Video

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

Any time a police shooting is captured on video it's bound to cause a stir. In most cases, the video is recorded by a quick-thinking member of the...

Mixed Feelings After BART Trial Verdict

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youth Radio and The San Francisco Chronicle. By Leon Sykes For the past few weeks, talking to my friends about the Oscar Gra...

"A Broken Window, That's Not a Human Life, That's Not Violence"

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Youth Radio Editor DOWNTOWN OAKLAND- D...

Oakland Reacts to Verdict in Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Crowds gathering in downtown Oakland to protest the Oscar Grant murder trial verdict are expressing anger at a justice system they say continues to fail communities of color.

Anticipating Black Bloc Protests: Reality Check About Anarchists

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Caitlin Grey and Robyn Gee OAKLAND-- Wi...

Oscar Grant Murder Trial Judge Worries About "Erroneous" Coverage

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The judge presiding over the Oscar Grant murder trial expressed "great concern" about how inaccurate media coverage of the trial is affecting community sentiment in Oakland, where Grant's shooting took place.