Urban Shield opponents want Alameda County to pull funding

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSThe Trump administration's expanding definition of terrorism, including a focus on undocumented residents, is renewing opposition to the annual law enforcement training exercises and weapons exposition in Pleasanton, known as Urban Shield.A grassroots organization will address the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's Urban Shield Task Force Friday morning in Oakland. Alameda … Continue reading Urban Shield opponents want Alameda County to pull funding

Pancit-haired Trump is slammed by Bonta for anti-Filipino comments

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta.ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT |Assemblymember Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American ever elected to the California Legislature, is taking Donald Trump to task for derogatory comments he made last week toward Filipinos.Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, included the Philippines in a list of nine additional nations on … Continue reading Pancit-haired Trump is slammed by Bonta for anti-Filipino comments

Alco Supervisor Nate Miley to Muslim activist: ‘Do you think terrorism exists?’

Alameda County Supervisor Nate MileyALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said implicit bias definitely exists when it comes to law enforcement suspecting some Muslims of terrorist activities. Moments later, the excitable District Four supervisor asked a surveillance opponent, who is Muslim, "Do you think terrorism exists?"Miley directed the question to Mohamad … Continue reading Alco Supervisor Nate Miley to Muslim activist: ‘Do you think terrorism exists?’

Swalwell: Don’t Send Troops Back to Iraq, but Region could become ‘Training Ground for Terrorism’

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Rep. Eric Swalwell was critical of the U.S. exit strategy from Iraq during a radio appearance Friday morning, but did not advocate for sending ground troops to the region as Sunni insurgents threatened to move toward Baghdad.“I think for me this illustrates bad decisions have consequences and going all the way … Continue reading Swalwell: Don’t Send Troops Back to Iraq, but Region could become ‘Training Ground for Terrorism’

Eric Swalwell Does His Best Dubya; Raises Terror Alert from Blue to Red

Wieckowski serves Peking Duck | Crazy, but Credible Allegation? | That Bonta Photo ShootCHAPTER 11 | Over a decade ago, the specter of terrorism again striking our shores was used to great effect by President George W. Bush. It kept Americans pliant to any and every whim of the Bush’s administration. Fear works. This week, … Continue reading Eric Swalwell Does His Best Dubya; Raises Terror Alert from Blue to Red

Alameda County Supervisor Haggerty’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ Speech Is A Classic

"You Don't Know Me!": Supervisor Scott Haggerty.PHOTO/Shane BondALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | "You don't know me," said Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty on Tuesday. Over and over he repeated the line to those critical of his vote against a resolution discouraging county cooperation with Secure Communities, a controversial federal program critics say target undocumented residents.His … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor Haggerty’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ Speech Is A Classic

ACLU Asks Alameda County To Put Off Discussion Of Sheriff Purchasing Drones

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to remove a controversial request by its sheriff’s department to purchase an unmanned aerial aircraft at Tuesday’s meeting. The request is buried in a agenda item detailing a $1.2 million Homeland Security grant to the Alameda County … Continue reading ACLU Asks Alameda County To Put Off Discussion Of Sheriff Purchasing Drones