“We’re watching a future disparity in the making,” said one doctor pushing for more transparency.
The plan for what that could look like will include input from community members, school staff and the police department.
A rally led by Oakland youth focused on calls to cut the budgets of city and schools police.
Advocates hope Alameda County will buy other empty buildings to become housing for unsheltered Oaklanders, too.
Over the past two weeks, a battered downtown Oakland has been transformed by street art depicting messages of unity and resistance.
Three CHP officers shot and killed Erik Salgado and wounded his pregnant girlfriend Brianna Colombo. In a statement released late Tuesday, OPD said the officers opened fire after Salgado rammed his car into CHP vehicles.
The decision on how to spend Measure Q funds comes as activists are calling on local governments to “defund the police.”
The U.S. has never created a federal body to address the impact of slavery, and systemic racism in black communities.
Around 4,000 youth and their families marched around Lake Merritt on Sunday in response to the George Floyd protests and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Organizers think this could be a turning point for removing police from Oakland schools. OUSD is the only Alameda County school district with its own police force.
Carroll Fife, TurHa Ak, John Jones III and Refa One on how this moment compares to movements of the past, and what comes next.
To understand why countless Oakland residents will gather to defy the curfew tonight, it’s important to understand how curfews have long been used to quell pain and fury in communities of color.