Nancy Skinner wants crimes committed by white supremacists groups to be treated as terrorism

Protesters in Berkeley last April.9TH STATE SENATE DISTRICTBefore the events last week in Charlottesville brought national focus to skirmishes between white supremacists groups and counter-protesters, East Bay State Sen. Nancy Skinner's district, which prominently includes Berkeley, was the epicenter of bloody clashes and debate over free speech.On the day the State Legislature returned to session … Continue reading Nancy Skinner wants crimes committed by white supremacists groups to be treated as terrorism

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office briefly retweets message from white supremacist leader

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office Twitterfeed mistakenly contained a retweet from Richard Spencer Monday night.ALAMEDA COUNTYShortly before midnight, the Alameda County Sheriffs Office retweeted a video from prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer.The tweet sent to followers of the Alameda County Sheriff's office Twitter page late Monday night included video of a hour-long press conference featuring Spencer's … Continue reading Alameda County Sheriff’s Office briefly retweets message from white supremacist leader

Barbara Lee wants Steve Bannon off National Security Council

Rep. Barbara Lee voiced displeasure with Steve Bannon's appointment at a town hall Saturday.13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTEast Bay Rep. Barbara introduced a House bill Tuesday that seeks to remove Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist, from his position on the National Security Council.“Steve Bannon’s bigoted ideology threatens the security of our nation and our international standing. … Continue reading Barbara Lee wants Steve Bannon off National Security Council

After protest, Berkeley mayor walks back calling Milo Yiannopolous ‘white nationalist," then kinda says it again

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, right, duringa candidate forum last October.BERKELEYBerkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin has only been on the job over a month, but his first brush with national media attention may not have fared well. After a near riot ensued in Berkeley last Thursday in response to a scheduled speech at U.C. Berkeley by right … Continue reading After protest, Berkeley mayor walks back calling Milo Yiannopolous ‘white nationalist," then kinda says it again