EBC AGENDA | JAN 19-25 | Cell-site simulators deployed by East Bay law enforcement 3x last year; Highland needs $11m more for retrofit; ; Oakland’s racial disparity in traffic stops

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 19-25--ALAMEDA COUNTY-- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:45 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--DA'S STINGRAY REPORT-- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is required to offer a "report" on law enforcement's use of cell-site simulators, also known as Stringrays. The device allows police to mimic a cell tower in the effort to coerce a suspect's cell phone … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN 19-25 | Cell-site simulators deployed by East Bay law enforcement 3x last year; Highland needs $11m more for retrofit; ; Oakland’s racial disparity in traffic stops

How Trump is already wreaking havoc on affordable housing in the East Bay

FOR MANY IN THE EAST BAY, the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been at worst, an all-out assault on American democracy. At minimum, a excruciating daily mockery of common decency. But the reality television show most in the East Bay view on cable news can seem far away from our daily lives.Last week, … Continue reading How Trump is already wreaking havoc on affordable housing in the East Bay

DA O’Malley has difficulty understanding how cellphone surveillance device works

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malleystruggled this week with how one controversialsurveillance device actually works.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley denied surveillance equipment that mimics a cell tower to surreptitiously monitor bulk cellphone data does any of that before later conceding ignorance about its capabilities.O'Malley made the statement in reference … Continue reading DA O’Malley has difficulty understanding how cellphone surveillance device works

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Oct. 13

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPES/Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.Stingray returns for vote; Paramedics Plus bailoutSTINGRAY CONTINUED Two weeks ago, without any discussion, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors continued a controversial proposed allocation of $113,419 to upgrade its controversial Electronic Surveillance Telephone Tracking Technology; more commonly refer to as Stingray. The device, manufactured by Harris Corporation, … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Oct. 13

Alameda County Supervisors postpone vote on cellphone surveillance upgrade

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggertysaid the controversial Stingray discussionwill come back to the board on Oct. 13.PHOTO/Shane BondALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office’s proposed $113,000 upgrade for a surveillance device used to track cell phone calls and data, commonly known as a Stingray, was postponed for two weeks, Alameda County Supervisor … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors postpone vote on cellphone surveillance upgrade

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 29-30

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS/Sept 29, 9:30 a.m.Surveillance upgrade; OK for chopper landingSTINGRAY UPGRADE The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is asking the Board of Supervisors to approve an allocation of $113,419 for an upgrade to its controversial Electronic Surveillance Telephone Tracking Technology, more commonly refer to as Stringray. The device, manufactured by Harris Corporation, mimics a … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 29-30