Swalwell’s knee-jerk reaction to Dallas shootings was Black Lives Matters did it

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Just hours after Thursday night's killing of five Dallas public safety officers, Rep. Eric Swalwell falsely suggested in a tweet that Black Lives Matters was the culprit.Swalwell has long been the darling of the corporate media. Even after the East Bay congressman may have unwittingly unmasked his true beliefs in … Continue reading Swalwell’s knee-jerk reaction to Dallas shootings was Black Lives Matters did it

Oakland city attorney ‘haphazardly’ prepared cases against disciplined cops

Oakland City Attorney Barbara ParkerPHOTO/Shane BondOAKLAND | An investigation precipitated by the controversial reinstatement last year of an Oakland police officer disciplined at an Occupy Oakland protest in 2011, found the city attorney’s office typically handled arbitration hearings “haphazardly” and waited until the last minute to prepare for hearings or even assign cases.The investigation lead … Continue reading Oakland city attorney ‘haphazardly’ prepared cases against disciplined cops

Oakland Mayoral Challengers Debate Crime, Need for More Officers

Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman addresses voters during a candidate's forum Wednesday at Laney College. PHOTO/STEVEN TAVARESOAKLAND | MAYOR | Ten of the 17 current candidates for the Oakland mayoral race met at Laney College this week. Mayor Jean Quan and Councilmember Libby Schaaf made brief appearances before leaving for previous engagements. The absence of … Continue reading Oakland Mayoral Challengers Debate Crime, Need for More Officers

Schaaf, Councilwoman or Mayoral Candidate, Sends Messages to Quan

OAKLAND | MAYOR | Last week, Libby Schaaf stung Quan, both as mayoral candidate and member of the Oakland City Council in a pair of correspondence. However, while one letter sent by Schaaf to the mayor sent a message containing the strategy she hopes leads to Quan's ouster this fall, a separate, but similar newsletter … Continue reading Schaaf, Councilwoman or Mayoral Candidate, Sends Messages to Quan

Report Details OPD Indiscriminately Pointing Weapon At Baby, 5 Others; As Compliance Regresses

OAKLAND | The court-appointed independent monitor overseeing reforms ordered a decade ago at the Oakland Police Department said compliance decreased for a second consecutive quarter, in a report released Thursday. The report also references shocking allegations of two OPD officers pointed their guns at a sleeping 19-month-old baby.“During a search warrant, two officers pointed their … Continue reading Report Details OPD Indiscriminately Pointing Weapon At Baby, 5 Others; As Compliance Regresses