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'Fruitvale Station,' a Landmark

‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2013, 8:48AM

A new feature film on Oscar Grant’s killing takes its name from a landmark in a community that’s lived through, and fought back against, too much police violence.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Cousin of Oscar Grant Shot By Oakland Police Files $10 Million Lawsuit

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 5:44PM

Tony Ray Jones, a 24-year-old man shot and wounded by Oakland police in February, filed a $10 million federal civil rights suit against the city Wednesday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Oakland Police Shoot Oscar Grant's Cousin

Oakland Police Shoot Oscar Grant’s Cousin

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 2:18PM

Meanwhile, police decline to file charges in the case of another unrelated shooting of a homeless man. So much for accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Hundreds March in Oakland on Anniversary of Oscar Grant's Killing

Hundreds March in Oakland on Anniversary of Oscar Grant’s Killing

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 12:24PM

A march and vigil was held Sunday to mark the third anniversary of Oscar Grant’s murder.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Occupy Oakland's Pancho Stierle Released Pending Deportation Hearing

Occupy Oakland’s Pancho Stierle Released Pending Deportation Hearing

by Jorge Rivas on November 18 2011, 1:08PM

Meanwhile, he’s criticized the city for closing schools and spending millions to fight Occupy protesters.

Topics: #Occupy

5 Occuprint Posters Tell the Tale of Global Solidarity for 99 Percent

5 Occuprint Posters Tell the Tale of Global Solidarity for 99 Percent

by Hatty Lee on November 15 2011, 10:00AM

From Brooklyn to Indonesia, artists have have helped articulate a deeply personal political narrative.

Topics: #Occupy

More Anger Toward Jean Quan After Night of Violence at Occupy Oakland

More Anger Toward Jean Quan After Night of Violence at Occupy Oakland

by Jorge Rivas on November 3 2011, 3:01PM

The city’s first Asian-American mayor is being roundly criticized by protesters and police officers alike for her wavering stance.

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Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2011, 2:45PM

Occupy Oakland organizers hope to make history again by shutting down the city: the last general strike in the U.S. was in Oakland in 1946.

Topics: #Occupy

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

by Ali Winston on October 28 2011, 10:25AM

This week’s chaos was the latest in at least two years of violent responses to public protest—and a long string of violence against suspects in black neighborhoods.

Topics: #Occupy, Criminal Justice

Occupy Oakland Faces a Troubled Police Dept.--and Historic Mayor

Occupy Oakland Faces a Troubled Police Dept.—and Historic Mayor

by Roberto Lovato on October 26 2011, 9:31AM

Oakland’s first Asian-American mayor, Jean Quan, has authorized violent police raids on the Occupy Oakland encampment. For many protestors of color, the move raised questions about the face—and complexion—of the power they’re fighting.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics

Riot Police Raid Occupy Oakland, Arrest 85

Riot Police Raid Occupy Oakland, Arrest 85

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2011, 3:32PM

The occupation had been one of the largest 99 percent protests in the country.

Topics: Politics

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can't Know About Police Misconduct Play

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can’t Know About Police Misconduct

by Ali Winston on August 17 2011, 9:55AM

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws left Californians with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints—and thus prevent future violence. Ali Winston investigates.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence

Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence

by Ali Winston on August 17 2011, 9:54AM

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws five years ago left California residents with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints—and thus prevent future violence. A Colorlines.com investigation finds Oakland is one of the cities left most vulnerable.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Police Secrets

Toddler's Murder Begs Hard Questions About Violence--and Policing

Toddler’s Murder Begs Hard Questions About Violence—and Policing

by Julianne Hing on August 17 2011, 9:50AM

East Oakland has long been plagued by gun violence, and many in the community have demanded more cops. They’ve also demanded more respect and less violence from the police who protect them.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Oakland's Still Crawling Toward Police Reform

Oakland’s Still Crawling Toward Police Reform

by Jamilah King on March 21 2011, 5:00PM

Two years after Lovelle Mixon shot and killed four cops amid a climate of deep hostility in Oakland, what’s changed?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Oakland Gathers To Protest Another Police Shooting

Oakland Gathers To Protest Another Police Shooting

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2010, 3:27PM

Officers shot and killed unarmed Derrick Jones on Monday.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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