Sensing Desley Brooks is vulnerable, opponents join race to stop her re-election

Eyes on Oakland's District 6: NatashaMiddleton and Loren Taylor.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks' actions have made her appear vulnerable at election time before, especially in 2014, after she was accused of illegal political interference and was nearly censured by the Oakland City Council. Brooks rebounded and topped a field of four challengers that … Continue reading Sensing Desley Brooks is vulnerable, opponents join race to stop her re-election

Fighting potential loss of committee chair, Desley Brooks unloads on her Oakland City Council colleagues

Oakland Councilmember Desley Brookseviscerated her council colleagues duringTuesday night's meeting.OAKLAND CITY COUNCILEven when Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks knocks down an iconic former Black Panther and potentially costs taxpayers $4.3 million in damages, she still won't back down.Brooks unleashed a vicious barrage of abuse against five Oakland councilmembers Tuesday night as a proposal that appeared intended … Continue reading Fighting potential loss of committee chair, Desley Brooks unloads on her Oakland City Council colleagues

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