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Oakland Police Shooting

'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...

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...

From Oakland to Afghanistan, Can We All Get Along?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The cauldron of hatred and anguish bubbles over like oil slowly seeping into fragile marshlands. The ravages of perpetual warfare rend the fabric of s...

BART Shooting -- Peeling Back the Layers to the Truth

Rich Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Silverstein

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Gun Lobby Group Argues That More Access Is Needed To Gun Data

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If we want to do something about the 100,000 deaths and injuries from guns that occur every year in this country, we need to learn more about what guns are used in crime and where they come from.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Why has the idea of sensible gun control legislation become so politically radioactive? Not even a recent run of deadly gun rampages (including the shooting deaths of four police officers in Oakland, the gunning down of three policemen in Pittsburgh, and the massacre of 13 people in Binghamton, New York), the second anniversary of Virginia Tech (the worst mass shooting in U.S. history), and the president of Mexico all but pleading for Barack Obama to do something about the tidal wave of bought-in-America assault weapons wreaking bloody havoc on his country have been able to create the political will to reinstate the assault weapons ban. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Columbine; what better moment for the president to forget how difficult it would be to take on the NRA, and remember his campaign promise to push for a ban on these killing machines?

Oakland: Tragedy in Our Town

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

The media, the politicians, and the police have not taken a stance of uniting with the community. They have fed the notion of the African American community as a site of depravity, a place to be dominated.

BART Cop Who Punched Oscar Grant Should Resign

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neal Rodriguez

BART is investigating Tony Pirone, the officer that punched Oscar Grant in the face prior to Grant's shooting on New Years Eve.

Police Swarm Subway After Protests Over Shooting Turn Violent (VIDEO)

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO OF PROTESTS OAKLAND, Calif. — Heavy police presence greeted Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters Thursday, a day after more t...