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Oakland Police Violence

'Outdated, Dangerous And Ineffective': Report Slams Oakland Police Behavior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

Oakland Cops' Naked Public Search To Cost The City $1 Million

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland officers' decision to pull two men's pants down on a public street after they were stopped by police has cost the city abou...

Shocking Twist In Case Of War Vet Hurt During Occupy Oakland Protest

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- An Iraq War veteran whose skull was fractured during an Occupy Oakland protest last fall was hit by a beanbag round fired by a...

How to Fund an American Police State

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Stephan Salisbury

The chances of an American dying in a terrorist incident in a given year are 1 in 3.5 million. To reduce that risk, to make something minuscule even more minuscule, what has the nation spent? What has it cost us?

Judge Rules Against Police In Occupy Oakland Case

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A federal judge in California has ruled that an Oakland police officer who covered his nameplate during a November Occupy protest s...

Why Occupy Oakland Persists In Searching For A Home

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Occupations create a common public space for assembly, free speech and intense, transformative conversations. Occupations are also prophetic speech acts; they stand in a long and distinguished biblical tradition.

Aaron Sankin

Oakland May Lose Control Of Its Troubled Police Force In Mere Weeks

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Police Raid Occupy Oakland Camp

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.14.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Police clad in riot gear and armed with tear gas cleared out Oakland's anti-Wall Street encampment early Monday, the latest la...

Occupy Protests Get Ugly

AP | TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence...