Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting, Call for Budget That Responds to Oakland's Needs : Indybay
Oakland City Council meeting on June 26. Photo by Cat Brooks.] The vote was rescheduled for Thursday, June 29. By law, the council must adopt a new budget by Friday, June 30.
It's normally a low-key affair that attracts little attention, but Friday's promotion ceremony for Oakland police officers and command staff became the center of protest. The issue: allegations in a court-ordered report that come of those being promoted were allegedly involved in covering up a recent sex scandal.
One court after another has ruled that a secret list of about 300 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who have lied, stolen, tampered with evidence, and committed other misconduct must remain confidential. But some groups across the state are still pushing for the names to be handed over to prosecutors.
What does it look like to build a city, state or nation invested in communities thriving rather than their death and destruction? To ask this question is the first act of an abolitionist. I am an abolitionist. What does this mean?
VALLEJO (CBS SF) - Months after a young man was fatally shot by Vallejo police during a confrontation at his home, his family is demanding answers. Police are refusing to release a report on the incident, despite numerous requests from the man's family. Angel Ramos would have been 22 this week.