Desley Brooks is naughty, jury finds; awards $3.5m to Black Panther icon for injuries

Oakland Councilmember Desley BrooksOAKLAND CITY COUNCILOakland Councilmember Desley Brooks is one of the most notoriously feared elected officials in the East Bay. Her reputation, though, is growing at the expense of Oakland taxpayers after an Alameda County Superior Court jury Thursday found Brooks assaulted former Black Panther icon Elaine Brown at a well-known downtown restaurant … Continue reading Desley Brooks is naughty, jury finds; awards $3.5m to Black Panther icon for injuries

Supervisor Keith Carson knew about conflict of interest when giving $710k in county funds to employee, former Black Panther Elaine Brown’s non-profit

Supervisor Keith CarsonALAMEDA COUNTY GRAND JURYAlameda County Supervisor Keith Carson violated the county's conflict of interests rules when he hired former Black Panther leader Elaine Carson to his staff and allocated $710,000 in funding to the housing non-profit she created in 2014, according to an Alameda County grand jury report released Monday. It also concluded … Continue reading Supervisor Keith Carson knew about conflict of interest when giving $710k in county funds to employee, former Black Panther Elaine Brown’s non-profit

Sources: Desley Brooks allegedly smacked civil rights icon Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown, Desley Brooks with Alameda CountySupervisor Keith Carson in an undated photo.OAKLAND | Former Black Panther and civil rights icon Elaine Brown filed a police report last month alleging she was assaulted by Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks at a downtown restaurant, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The report adds the alleged incident occurred during city business … Continue reading Sources: Desley Brooks allegedly smacked civil rights icon Elaine Brown

When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley speakingTuesday before the Oakland City Council.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Two weeks ago, as Oakland elected officials spent their entire Saturday afternoon discussing the historical divide between police and residents, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was attending a gala in her honor.The eventful, but lengthy Jan. 24 special session in … Continue reading When Nancy O’Malley came to The Town

Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown says D.A. Nancy O’Malley is racist

Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley andformer Black Panther leader Elaine Brown.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Oakland Civil Rights icon Elaine Brown called Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley a racist at a special session of the Oakland City Council last Saturday.The meeting's sole agenda item was a lengthy discussion on the strained relationship between law enforcement and … Continue reading Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown says D.A. Nancy O’Malley is racist

A preview of how Republicans will react to a Lee appointment to Cuba

Rep. Barbara Lee’s popularity is unquestioned in her district. But, the National Review offered a stern reminder that the East Bay’s brand of progressivism is very much like a small echo chamber amid more moderate ideologies across the nation. We tend to forget admiration for Lee on the right is non-existent.If Lee is ever offered … Continue reading A preview of how Republicans will react to a Lee appointment to Cuba