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Berkeley officials are set to vote Monday afternoon, during a special meeting, on whether to allow city police officers to take part in Urban Shield tactical exercises this year.
World premiere of King of Cuba, world music at Starry Plough, and world's tennis players at BTC, as well as funky guitar and nature-inspired woodcuts this weekend.
The continued participation of Berkeley police and emergency responders in Urban Shield’s SWAT team competition and vendor show is a threat to the very fabric of our community.
The training is prompting police officers to act more aggressively, particularly with those who have a mental illness or are experiencing homelessness.
Volunteers with the Herrick Hospital program offer friendly voices and emergency help to seniors and people struggling with their mental health.
A fight between acquaintances early Friday, over whether to stay on Telegraph and get food after a night of drinking, led to a shooting that caused serious injuries, said BPD.
Urban Shield trainees were responsible for the violent treatment of protestors in 2014 and 2018. The exercises train police to "shoot to kill," too. Berkeley must withdraw.
With succulents growing off the exterior walls and a translucent interior, this experimental, livable cabin catches the eye and inspires wonder.
How do we get the value of Urban Shield training without the militaristic agendas that are antithetical to most people in Berkeley and to its police and fire departments?
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