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imageAssange Gets Union Backing, ILWU May Day & Gentrification & CA DIR Baker Scandal
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by WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek Radio covers union support for Julian Assange in Australia, the threat of the John Fisher's A's Stadium to Maritime Union Jobs and Gentrificaiton in Oakland and the growing corruption scandal at California Department of Industrial Relations DIR where the director Christine Baker was forced to resign after illegally putting her daugther on the payroll and paying her over $100,000 for no work. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only refusing to investigate and prose...
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:35PM
imageThe California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) Passes in Assembly Public Safety Committee
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by Dave Id
In a huge milestone for limiting the ability of police to kill at will, the California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) passed in the State Assembly Public Safety Committee by a 5-2 vote on April 9. The bill was introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and will save lives by restricting when police can use deadly force....
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:12PM
documentGroundbreaking Oakland Policy on Probation/Parole Police Stops
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by Anne Janks
Oakland’s Police Commission unanimously passed a new policy which requires that police officers have an actual reason to search a person on probation or parole for a non-violent offence. OPD statistics show that random searches based solely on the person being on probation or parole do not promote public safety and little evidence of criminal activity is found. The new policy covers Oakland residents and visitors on probation, parole, mandatory supervision, or post-release community supervisi...
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:29PM
imageChief Mills to 'Present' BearCat to Public
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by Santa Cruz Police News
In an email to the Santa Cruz Police Chief’s Advisory Committee, it was announced that Police Chief Andrew Mills is planning to host a community presentation of the Santa Cruz Police Department's BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) on May 4. The vehicle was purchased by SCPD with the approval of the Santa Cruz City Council in 2015, despite large protests from the community over the militarization of police....
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:59PM
imageThe Coalition for Police Accountability Files Motion to Intervene in OPD Federal Oversight
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by Pamela Drake
Nine members of the Coalition for Police Accountability have joined in a Motion to Intervene in federal oversight of the Oakland police department. A NSA status conference is scheduled with Judge Orrick for April 3 at 3:30pm at the United States District Court in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Apr 3, 2019 1:56PM
videoCity of Vallejo Releases Video of Police Murder of Willie McCoy (video/mp4 243.1MB) by Dave Id
Responding to pressure from community groups and news outlets to release the tapes, the City of Vallejo today posted a compilation video which includes police body camera footage and other media related to the police killing of Willie McCoy on February 9. While it's obviously packaged as a pro-police propaganda piece, lying about what's in the video, the footage is nonetheless disturbing and view discretion is advised....
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:37PM
imageDistrict Attorney of Sacramento's Horrendous Recent Record
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by Adam Jordan
The horrible record of accountability the the California State Capitol District Attorney Schubert....
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:49AM
calendarPeople's Park Defense Hold The Land
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by Victor Noir
2556 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94704 This event will continue at least until May 15th; Hold the land....
Event Date: Wed May 1, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04AM
imageUse of the Word "Dindunuffin" by Police Officer Triggers Internal Affairs Investigation
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by Santa Cruz News
The Santa Cruz Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into the conduct of Officer Chris Galli, who in January referred to a man who he had previously arrested as a dindunuffin on social media. Galli, posting as "Chris Meriekuh", made the comment about the individual, who is African American and homeless, on Joe Netro's Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real hate blog. A screen capture of the comment was posted in an Indybay article, helping to raise awareness concerning the r...
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55PM
videoAt Ross Camp, Plain Clothes Police Officer Claims He's "Just a Ride-Along" (video/mp4 5.9MB) by Santa Cruz News
A recent video that documents a police 'walk through' at the Ross Homeless encampment in Santa Cruz demonstrates how homeless individuals living at the camp are routinely subjected to violations of their basic constitutional rights by the authorities. The video shows an officer from the Santa Cruz Police Department attempting to look into homeless individuals' tents without permission, in addition to touching their possessions without permission. In an another alarming moment captured on the ...
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:29AM
imageJustice for Stephon Clark: Protests Erupt as DA Fails to Charge Cops Who Killed Unarmed Black Father
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by Democracy Now!
Protests in Sacramento continue more than a week after the county’s district attorney announced the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed African American Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard last year will not face criminal charges. Since the news broke, organizers have joined walkouts at local colleges and high schools, demonstrations at the City Council, an ongoing occupation of a Sacramento police station, a die-in at UC Davis and a protest in one of the city...
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:58PM
imageFake DOJ/SCPD Letter Targets Latinx Community
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by Santa Cruz News
A fake letter using the Santa Cruz Police Department badge logo, paired with a Department of Justice letterhead, was recently sent to members of the local Latinx community, saying there are files on them and that they are the subject of an investigation. Authorities say the information in the letter is false and that they are investigating the hoax as a crime....
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:37PM
calendarJustice and Accountability March for Brenda
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by MILPA East Salinas
339 Melody Ln, Salinas, CA 93901...
Event Date: Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:00PM
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:55PM
imageUrban Shield SWAT Drill and Weapons Expo Suspended for 2019
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by Tracy Rosenberg
"Alameda County deserves the Bay Area's thanks for pushing the pause button on overly militarized police training. Urban Shield knotted together needed disaster preparedness with the worst excesses of warlike exercises, trigger-happy law enforcement and xenophobic distrust of people of color. It is time to do better and the Bay Area will do so."...
Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:46AM
imageGovernor Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty in California
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by NPR
The executive order argued that capital punishment is inherently unfair and is applied more often to people of color and those with mental disabilities....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:00PM
imageSFLC Supports Julian Assange, Rovics Music & Mike Elk On CWA NG Election & SEIU
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by WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio on the action by the San Francisco Labor Council to support Julian Assange, music on Venezuela and the US by singer David Rovics and labor journalist Mike Elk on the CWA Newspaper Guild election dispute on voting rights. Elk also talks about the effort of the SEIU to subpoena Google to find out who the whistleblowers are that have exposed sexual harrassment and misconduct by SEIU officials....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:44AM
imageAlameda County holds firm against Urban Shield, stands behind demilitarized solution
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by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
At the Supervisors meeting on March 12, Alameda County held firm against Urban Shield, standing behind demilitarized community-centered emergency preparedness....
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:15PM
imageSheriff’s office flops during on-air debate with Stop Urban Shield
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by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
In a debate hosted by KPFA radio’s UpFront program this morning, Amber Piatt, a representative of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and the director of Human Impact Partner’s Health Instead of Punishment program, faced off with Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office about the county’s decision to end the controversial Urban Shield program. The discussion was moderated by UpFront co-host Cat Brooks, and re-affirmed that the grounds the sheriff office was standing on in trying to r...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:40PM
audioJustice for Stephon Clark; Chelsea Manning Back in Jail; Sheriff Still Wants Urban Shield (audio/mpeg 28.6MB) by UpFront, KPFA
Stephon Clark, AB392, Chelsea Manning, and Urban Shield are discussed in this morning's UpFront program on KPFA....
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:38PM
videoStand Up for Stephon Clark After DA Decision and Mass Arrest (video/mp4 23.0MB) by Cat Brooks
On March 2, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Schubert announced that she will not pursue criminal charges against the murderers of Stephon Clark, Sacramento police officers Jared Robinet and Terrence Mercadal. Outraged by the decision, the community protested. On the night of March 4, Sacramento police mass arrested 84 people, including clergy and journalists. Cat Brooks recorded this message of solidarity on March 5: "I'm sending all my love to Sacramento, all my comrades out ther...
Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:10PM