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City Comes Up With Revolutionary Idea To Deal With Police Force Cuts

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

Since 2008, Oakland, Calif. has lost 25 percent of its police force to budget cuts. The city has seen three police chiefs since 2009 and an increase i...

Big Changes Are Coming To Oakland

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 08.08.2013 | San Francisco

The overhaul of Oakland's police command structure will be completed Saturday with the final three of the department's five policing districts up and ...

Oakland Police Have A New Target

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 08.04.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Already stretched thin, Oakland's police force is gearing up to battle an adversary it hoped was gone for good: sideshows. The reckless ca...

Weekend Program Aims To Get Guns Off The Street

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.14.2012 | San Francisco

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., people around the country are again focusing on ways to get guns off the streets. One ...

Anniversary Of Occupy Oakland Raid, Protesters Return To Plaza

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Protesters gather in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif. in preparation of a a rally and march. B...

Will The Government Soon Control The Oakland Police Department?

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from a decade-old Oakland police corruption scandal filed a motion Thursda...

Police Teargas Thousands Of Occupy Oakland Protesters

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after office...

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...

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 Youthradio.org, 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 Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Caitlin Grey and Robyn Gee OAKLAND-- W...

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.