Rep. Mike Honda needs a recharge; falls asleep on the House floor

PHOTO/C-SPANCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | It's been a hard week in Congress. House Republicans and Democrats are dueling over funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and there's uproar over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking before Congress next week.Rep. Mike Honda, for one, is apparently exhausted. Need proof?C-SPAN noticed the 73-year-old Honda counting … Continue reading Rep. Mike Honda needs a recharge; falls asleep on the House floor

East Bay Reps Sign On to Reverse Decision on Licenses For Immigrants

CONGRESS | IMMIGRATION | Last week, the federal government denied a design change for California driver's licenses to be offered sometime in 2015 to undocumented residents in the state. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rejected the design citing a preference to have the phrase, "Not For Official Federal Purposes" on the front of … Continue reading East Bay Reps Sign On to Reverse Decision on Licenses For Immigrants

San Leandro Considering License Plate Readers In Public Places

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL//PRVACY | The use of license plate readers by police in the name of public protection has been debated before in San Leandro. Now, its police chief wants to install the controversial plate readers in two undisclosed locations around the city. The City Council will begin discussion on whether to expand the use … Continue reading San Leandro Considering License Plate Readers In Public Places

Alameda County Sheriff Lays Out Guidelines For Possible Use Of Domestic Drones

ALAMEDA COUNTY | The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department says strict guidelines will be used to ensure the use of drones for law enforcement purposes will not be used to violate the privacy of county residents. The sheriff’s department laid out its vision for the potential use of what it calls, small Unmanned Aircraft systems, in … Continue reading Alameda County Sheriff Lays Out Guidelines For Possible Use Of Domestic Drones

Inclusion Of Drone Purchase On Supervisors Agenda Was An Oversight, Says Undersheriff

Linda Lye, attorney for ACLU in Oaklandbefore Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | The Alameda County Sheriff's Department says the placement of an agenda item before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning requesting approval for the purchase of an unmanned aerial craft was an oversight.The $31,645 expenditure, included as part of a … Continue reading Inclusion Of Drone Purchase On Supervisors Agenda Was An Oversight, Says Undersheriff

Hayward Latinos Voice Concern Over Federal Anti-Illegal Immigration Program

Dec. 19, 2011 | The Department of Homeland Security cracked down on Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio last week for his often times overzealous use of a controversial federal program that tends to target Latinos--regardless of their immigration status.Half of those deported had no recordof criminal offenses.The possibility of local law enforcement undermining the public trust among Latinos in … Continue reading Hayward Latinos Voice Concern Over Federal Anti-Illegal Immigration Program

Alameda County Supervisors To Set Stage For $3 Million in Homeland Security Grants

Supervisors met Nov. 22 at DHSoffice in Dublin.Dec. 5, 2011 | The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to grant approval to the county sheriff to apply and accept over $3 million in grants from the Department of Homeland Security.Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern issued a request Nov. 22 to the board asking for over … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors To Set Stage For $3 Million in Homeland Security Grants