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Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 07:12 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Yesterday, January 5th, 2014 marked the end of the reign of Quan in Oakland. The ex-Mayor left a legacy of some 10,000 homeowners and their families evicted - many illegally, all immorally - from ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 07:52 AM PST with 19 Recommends
On December 13th, the largest protest gathering in the Bay Area since the Occupy Port Shutdowns and General Strike took place. Three to five thousand people assembled at Oscar Grant Plaza in ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Anti-Police protest marches have been trying to get to the Oakland Police Station at Broadway and 7th Streets for years now. Every time they attempt to do so their way has been blocked by Oakland ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 145 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 08:12 AM PST with 308 Recommends
Seven months after being dragged off a train, beaten by BART police, taken to Santa Rita and beaten again by guards, the Alameda County District Attorney decided to halt court proceedings against ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 66 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 07:15 AM PDT with 187 Recommends
It's not like a dog couldn't do a better job. After all, the City of Oakland can't manage its ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 07:22 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
The call has gone out again , as it did a month and a half ago , to stop an Israeli-owned ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. There is a long and, to many, proud tradition of such actions ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2014 at 08:01 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Some four hundred protesters outside the Marriott in downtown Oakland on Friday, September 5th listened as a protest organizer announced that the Word from the Mayor had come down: The City of ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 03:11 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
It's four days of glorifying militarized police and their deadly toys. It's a convention which markets death via its trade show and whose 2013 publicity has a picture of commandos on a BART train ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 07:11 AM PDT with 124 Recommends
Two years ago a young man ran terrified through East Oakland, pursued by an Oakland Police Officer. Tripping, then crashing into a gate and coming around, the last thing he likely saw was the barrel ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun May 04, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Scott Olsen, an Iraqi War Veteran shot in the head by a beanbag round by the Oakland Police on October 25th, 2011, during a protest against the eviction of Occupiers from Oscar Grant Plaza, this ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT with 262 Recommends
by the Oakland Privacy Group, to which I belong. On March 4, 2014, the Oakland City Council will decide to award a contract that, if approved, will impact your civil rights. The Domain Awareness ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM PST with 14 Recommends
A bit of street theatre took place Saturday, February 1st, in Oakland, just a block away from where Scott Olsen was shot and nearly killed by Oakland's Police Department during the first major ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 17 Recommends
My New Year's resolution is to become mayor of Oakland. Let me know if you will help. — Dan Siegel (@DanMSiegel) January 2, 2014 It's hard to do and say nothing while your police are beating, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 108 Recommends
Bill DeBlasio ran opposing New York City's Stop and Frisk policy. In fact, his opposition to and Christine Quinn's refusal to denounce said policy are credited by some with propelling DeBlasio to ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 408 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 10:02 AM PST with 103 Recommends
The lede pretty much tells you all you need to know: The department's crime lab now has a decade-long backlog of more than 650 homicide investigations with unexamined evidence, yet it processes 95 ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 07:36 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Two years less one week later, Scott Olsen was sitting next to me having a beer and ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 07:48 AM PDT with 122 Recommends
I got in the car at around 4:30 P.M. today and headed to the Occupy Oakland's 2nd Anniversary rally at Oscar Grant Plaza , looking forward to ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
At about 7:30 PM this evening, after one of the most idiotic manuevers by the Oakland Police I have yet seen, Trayvon Martin verdict protesters went up the down ramp onto an already backed up I880, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
No Oakland march would be, well, an Oakland march without FTP (File Transfer Protocol, for you non-nerds) banners and slogans. If it happens to also be in support of a dead young man killed by a ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM PDT with 88 Recommends