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OPD Helicopter Announces: The Dogs Will Find You. The Dogs Will Bite You. (video/mp4 2.4MB) - by Dave Id
"This is the Oakland police department. Residents, stay inside your homes. Dogs are being released. The dogs will find you. The dogs will bite you. If they find you, do not move or attempt to run or the dogs will bite you." This warning blared from an OPD helicopter in West Oakland just after 3pm today.
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:18PM
Richmond Community Takes the Streets for Richard “Pedie” Perez - by FireWorks
Saturday, June 27, a spirited group of friends, family, and supporters of Richard "Pedie" Perez, killed by Richmond police in September of 2014, took the streets of the Downtown. The diverse group chanted, held signs, and distributed flyers. The march, which followed a rally outside of the Richmond BART station, came after a recent decision by the District Attorney which ruled the police killing of Perez was justifiable. Rich Perez, Pedie's father, stated in the local media: “All of our wit...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:00AM
Racial inequality persists in Berkeley schools graduation rates - by Rasheed Shabazz
School officials boast that Berkeley High graduation rates have gone up, yet racial inequality still exists and persists. Black graduation rates have increased over the past five years at Berkeley High, but the number of total students is declining. Also, fewer students are graduating from Berkeley Technology Academy, a continuation school in South Berkeley attended primarily by students of color.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:53PM
Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
Choosing Sides: From Olympia to Charleston - by IGD!
White supremacy is a fundamental aspect of American class society. When ruptures happen in this system, people take sides as the war is made more clear.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31PM
PredPol: An Open Letter to the Oakland City Council - by Oakland Privacy Working Group
In the matter of Predictive Policing and "PredPol" software.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11PM
Just Cause Eviction Protections And Rent Control Supported By Richmond City Council - by Lynda Carson
Richmond renters are being urged to unite and support their council members to establish the strongest just cause eviction protections and rent control possible in the struggle against gentrification, greedy landlords and real estate profiteers!
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:50AM
Gentrification and the Corporate Structure - by Steve Martinot
Though affordable housing is in great need in the Bay Area, and in particular, in Berkeley, two things stand in the way of fulfilling that need, and push development toward the building of high income residence buildings. They are the corporate structure itself, and the structures of racialization in the US. Thus, a conflict ensues between humans and corporations, in which the corporations use race and class against the people, in response to which forms of direct democracy become all the mor...
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:07AM
March & Rally to Expose the Cover-up of the Murder of Pedie Perez in Richmond, CA - by Rick
RICHMOND BART STATION WEST ENTRANCE, GATHER NEAR BART MART & DELI
Event Date:Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:44PM
Riot Facilitation: Police Allow Party Downtown While Clamping Down in East Oakland - by FireWorks
With the Warriors winning the NBA Champion ships, many expected to see riots take place in San Francisco and Oakland - much as they did when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series last year. However, police and city officials were very well prepared for the celebrations, staging police in the downtown of Oakland to guard banks, property, and freeways. However, when people took to the streets of East Oakland, the scene and reaction from the police was much different. This difference hig...
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:50PM
Tony Thurmond's disgraceful behavior in Sacramento - by Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is not competent to represent the progressive voices who elected him, as evidenced by his personal and his offices' recent behavior around a controversial bill.
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:49AM
Shot for Sleeping in His Car: Vigil for Demouria Hogg - by Daniela Kantorova
Demouria Hogg, 30-year-old father of three was killed by OPD on June 6, 2015 at the intersection of Lakeshore and Lake Park avenues in Oakland. Mr. Hogg was asleep (or unconscious) in his car at the intersections. Paramedics were called, but when they saw a gun on his passenger seat, they called OPD instead of helping. OPD tried to wake Mr. Hogg up for about 1.5 hours, and ultimately shot and killed him within 1 minute of "making contact" with him.
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:39AM
Hundreds occupy intersection then march in protest of OPD killing of Demouria Hogg - by Jonathan Nack
Photo: Jonathan Nack Intersection of Lakeshore Ave. and Lake Park Ave., Oakland, CA June 12, 2013
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:56PM
Removal of bush shelter and bench harms East Oakland residents - by Lynda Carson
The elderly and disabled people of East Oakland are being abused by tactics of collective punishment when agencies or government partners use their authority to target a whole community in the effort to attack the homeless, or a few drug dealers operating in an area!
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:04PM
Billboard Repainted for June 11th - by a passerby
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:49PM
Justice for Demouria Hogg - by Anti Police-Terror Project
The City of Oakland, through its police force, has once again extra-judicially executed a black man.
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:38AM
PRESS CONF: Exposing the systematic cover-up of the execution of Pedie Perez, 24. - by Gene Ruyle and Rick Perez
725 Court St in Martinez, CA
Event Date:Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:30AM
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:51PM
Why Oakland's Crackdown on Protest Is Sure to Fail - by Rachel Lederman, Truthout
Under pressure from business after a large May Day demonstration, in which dozens of new cars and bank windows were smashed, Oakland's new mayor, Libby Schaaf, has instituted a ban on nighttime street marches, which has outraged the Oakland activist community. The mayor's directive violates a federal court order and has escalated ongoing tension between police and protesters - while doing nothing to address the serious issues of state-sponsored racism, extrajudicial killings and police impuni...
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:54PM
Oakland #OurBudgetOurCity DAY of ACTION!!! - by
8am - Telegraph Ave. and West Macarthur Blvd 11am - Oakland City Hall 3:30pm - Oakland City Hall 4:30pm - Steps of Oakland City Hall 7pm - 14th and Broadway
Event Date:Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:35AM
People's Park tree clearing coordinated with new Sproul grand opening (video/x-ms-wmv 179.6MB) - by Berkeley Review
During a Berkeley city council work session on November 27th of 2012, a presentation was given by representatives of the UC Berkeley, the Telegraph Business Association and the Berkeley Design Association. Half the Chancellor's funds for the new Sproul project was set aside for projects on Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. The work session was supposed to be an initial round of public discussions on the future of Telegraph Avenue as it relates to the redevelopment of Sproul. There were n...
Posted: Sat Jun 6, 2015 5:35PM