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  • Ron Dellums, former congressman and Oakland mayor, dies at age 82

    07/30/2018 11:03:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    MSN/ SFGate ^ | July 30, 2018
    Ron Dellums, a Marine turned antiwar activist and ground-breaking Democratic politician, was never one to walk away from a fight, no matter who started it. Dellums, who died Monday at the age of 82, made that clear during his first run for Congress in 1970, when Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew, speaking for President Richard Nixon’s White House, pointedly branded the young Berkeley councilman as “an out and out radical” who needed to be “purged from the body politic” for his stance against the war in Vietnam and up-front fight against social ills.
  • Ron Dellums, former U.S. Congressman and Oakland mayor, dies, nephew says

    07/30/2018 7:51:37 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    KTVU ^ | 7/30/18 | KTVU Staff
    Ron Dellums, who served as Oakland's 48th mayor and served 13 terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has died, his nephew said. Ben Bartlett, Dellums' nephew and a Berkeley city councilman, told KTVU on Monday that Dellums died of cancer in Washington, D.C. on Sunday evening. He was 82.
  • Black community sees racial hate motive in BART slaying

    07/27/2018 8:04:36 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 22 replies
    Although no hate motive has yet been linked to the stabbing as Cowell faces murder charges, Wilson’s uncle said Thursday he does not need the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to tell him what he already knows: Cowell is white and his nieces are black. “The racist motivation here is not a question for me,” Ansar El Muhammad said Thursday. “The whole world knows this was racially motivated. That world includes many in the black community who feel their lives are in constant peril in a society still steeped in prejudice...
  • BART slaying ignites fear among black people — ‘It just feels like they’re coming for us’

    07/24/2018 7:41:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2018 | Megan Cassidy and Kevin Fagan
    By early Tuesday afternoon, no one but Nia Wilson’s killer could know for certain why Wilson and her sister were singled out of the crowd, stabbed in the neck, and left for dead on a BART station platform Sunday evening. But for many who mourned Wilson’s death, the evidence had already stacked up. The randomness of the attack, the rumored meeting of a white supremacy group in Oakland, and the races of a black victim and alleged white perpetrator all carried the trappings of a hate crime.
  • Stabbing suspect arrested in ‘vicious’ BART killing in Oakland

    07/23/2018 11:24:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 24/7/18 | Megan Cassidy, Michael Cabanatuan and Sarah Ravan
    A BART passenger’s tip ended a daylong police manhunt for the violent felon suspected of fatally stabbing a BART passenger and injuring her sister in a sudden, unprovoked attack on the MacArthur Station platform in Oakland. Nia Wilson, 18, died on the platform Sunday night after a man identified as 27-year-old transient John Lee Cowell approached and quickly stabbed her and Lahtifa Wilson, 26, both in the neck, police said. The older sister was hospitalized overnight. “In my close to 30 years of police experience, it was probably one of the most vicious attacks that I’ve seen,” BART Police Chief...
  • Police search for suspect in fatal stabbing of woman at Oakland BART station

    07/23/2018 4:31:22 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/23/18 | By James Queally
    Police in the Bay Area are searching for a 27-year-old man who they say brutally stabbed two sisters at an Oakland train station Sunday night, leaving one of them dead. John Lee Cowell is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson and her 26-year-old sister in the neck and body around 9:30 p.m. at the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, according to BART police. Wilson died of her injuries at the scene, while her older sister remains in stable condition, officials said. News of the killing stoked public concern that a hate crime had been committed. Cowell is...
  • 72-Yr Old Veteran Curb-Stomped by "Eight African-American men" As He's Walking Home in Berkeley

    07/21/2018 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Drango · 54 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jul 21, 2018
    https://youtu.be/dkTjHiaHrUM
  • Oakland man pleads guilty to attempting to work with terrorist groups

    07/18/2018 7:42:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 18, 2018 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A 23-year-old Oakland man accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired bomb attacks in San Francisco and the East Bay pleaded guilty Wednesday to several felony charges, despite claims by his attorneys that he has no affiliation with terrorists or terrorist organizations.
  • WATCH: Neighbors Protest ICE As It Breaks Up Child Sex Trafficking Ring

    07/05/2018 12:32:00 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Protesters wrote 'Oakland PD is a disgrace' in chalk on the ground, as ICE agents busted up a child prostitution ring in their neighborhood. Video of neighbors protesting as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke up a child sex trafficking ring in their neighborhood has resurfaced, as politicians and activists call for the agency to be abolished. A local CBS news station reported on the incident, which took place in West Oakland, California, last year. ICE began conducting the raid in the morning, waking up neighbors who saw ICE and Department of Homeland Security vehicles on the street....
  • Federal Judge Dismisses Cities’ Suit Against Oil Companies Over Costs of Climate Change

    06/26/2018 4:45:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2018 | John Schwartz
    A federal judge on Monday threw out a closely watched lawsuit brought by two California cities against fossil fuel companies over the costs of dealing with climate change. The decision is a stinging defeat for the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Oakland, and raises warning flags for other local governments around the United States that have filed similar suits, including New York City. The judge, William Alsup of Federal District Court in San Francisco, acknowledged the science of global warming and the great risks to the planet, as did the oil and gas companies being sued. But in his ruling, Judge...
  • How NOT to Clean up a Homeless Camp

    06/14/2018 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Crime Voice ^ | 6/14/18 | by Jim Emerson
    Somehow someone dubbed him “Jogger Joe.” He shows us how NOT to clean up a homeless camp. Some robberies seem to count more than others. A man faces a second-degree robbery charge—but not for first stealing a homeless person’s belongings. Nobody doubts he did that. His alleged crime is stealing a bystander’s phone. The bystander recorded him stealing (taking and discarding) the homeless person’s belongings. The suspect confessed to the phone robbery, according to the Oakland police. However, he wasn’t charged for robbing a homeless person. This is because a homeless person’s possessions are considered debris, rather than stolen property....
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/03/2018 8:43:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | RONG-GONG LIN II and SARAH PARVINI
    When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for...
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/04/2018 11:36:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 03, 2018 | 6:00 AM | Rong-Gong Lin II and Sarah Parvini
    In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for risk reduction. And it’s possible that more than 250,000 people in Southern California could be forced out of their homes after a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, Hudnut said. Not everyone will need to stay in public shelters — many will stay with relatives, friends and hotels. Still, more than 175,000 people may have no other...
  • A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

    05/30/2018 6:47:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jaweed Kaleem
    Standing on the front steps of First Congregational Church of Oakland late last month, Nichola Torbett issued a declaration. "We can no longer tolerate the trauma inflicted on our communities by policing," Torbett, a white church volunteer, said in front of churchgoers who held photos of African Americans shot dead by law enforcement. The church, she promised, would never call the cops again in nearly every circumstance. Dozens of members had agreed to do the same. "How do police help? They often don't," Torbett later said in an interview. "So, especially as white people, why call them?"
  • Anti-racist barbecuers take back Oakland’s communal backyard at Lake Merritt

    05/21/2018 4:36:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jonathan Kauffman
    By 11:30 a.m. Sunday, a meaty, righteous aroma wafted up from hundreds of grills set up around the northeastern shore of Lake Merritt. Oakland barbecue stalwart Everett & Jones was flipping yard-long racks of ribs to give away. Vendors of skateboard decks airbrushed with the greats of African American history set up next to political organizers calling out for registered voters. BBQ’n While Black was barely getting started.
  • Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under ‘Libby Schaaf Act’

    05/21/2018 9:05:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    New bill named after Oakland mayor who tipped illegal immigrants to ICE sweepTipping illegal immigrants off to a looming immigration sweep could net sanctuary city leaders jail time, under a new bill announced Monday by Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican dubbed the bill the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act, after the Oakland mayor who alerted California’s bay area to an impending sweep earlier this year, in a move that immigration officials said helped hundreds of people escape detection.
  • Trump to Sessions: Prosecute Oakland Mayor Schaaf for Obstruction

    05/16/2018 9:58:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/16/2018 | Cathy Burke
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting the Democratic mayor of Oakland, California, over her February heads-up to illegal immigrants about a federal enforcement raid.
  • Oakland church plans to stop calling police

    04/30/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2018 | Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    What does it mean to stop asking for police intervention?
  • BART reining in janitor overtime after public fallout [San Francisco/Bay Area subway train]

    04/30/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2018 | Updated: April 30, 2018 6:00am | Michael Cabanatuan
    As BART’s ridership surged three years ago, along with the number of homeless people lingering inside its downtown San Francisco stations, the transit system doubled down on custodial work — and some of its janitors started cleaning up paywise. One system service worker, BART’s title for janitors, made a little more than $271,000 in 2015, with $162,050 of that in overtime. A year later, two other BART janitors joined him in collecting more than $100,000 in overtime pay in a year. Three years later — after the tale of the high-earning BART janitor became legend and the transit system, and...
  • NO-HITTER!!! Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Red-Sox

    04/21/2018 8:28:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 40 replies
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    Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Bosox. The A's won 3-0!