East Bay Insiders – Ep 29 – 2020 wrap-up, 2021 crystal ball

Annus Horribilis is behind us. Coronavirus, masks, hand sanitizer, defund the police, recession, George Floyd dominated a memorable, yet forgettable year. We also look ahead to 2021 and the changes that may happen in the new year. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening! Happy New Year to you and your family!

San Leandro: AG will not investigate Steven Taylor police shooting

The California Attorney General's office declined a request by San Leandro officials to launch an independent investigation in the fatal shooting by a San Leandro police officer last April of Steven Taylor, a 33-year-old black man, who was, at the time, experiencing a mental illness crisis. State Attorney General Xavier Beccerra's office notified the city … Continue reading San Leandro: AG will not investigate Steven Taylor police shooting

San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro councilmembers voted in closed session on Monday night to request an independent investigation by the state attorney general's office into the fatal shooting of Steven Taylor, an African American resident, by police on April 18. The move comes amid the backdrop of the killing by Minneapolis Police of George Floyd, which has roiled … Continue reading San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police

Alameda County Democratic Party leaders approved a resolution to urge the state attorney general to investigate the April 18 fatal shooting of Steven Taylor by San Leandro Police. The resolution was conceived by Pamela Price, a member of the committee and former candidate for Alameda County district attorney two years ago. Price believes the San … Continue reading Alameda County Dems ask AG to investigate fatal shooting by San Leandro Police

Hayward considers policy asking state AG to probe police deadly use-of-force cases

Earlier this year, police accountability advocates and the family of Agustin Gonsalez, the 29-year-old who was fatally shot by Hayward police officers in November 2018, forcefully urged Hayward city officials to seek an independent investigation of his death. The on-going investigation by the Hayward Police into the shooting, in which Gonsalez, who had a documented … Continue reading Hayward considers policy asking state AG to probe police deadly use-of-force cases

Nadia Lockyer, in disturbing social media post, accuses Bill Lockyer of rape

In a chilling social media post Wednesday night, former Alameda County supervisor Nadia Lockyer accused her husband, former state attorney general Bill Lockyer, of raping her. Nadia Lockyer, who now lives in Long Beach, also appeared suicidal, writing on Facebook, "Bill is the reason I take my life now."Over the years, Nadia Lockyer has written … Continue reading Nadia Lockyer, in disturbing social media post, accuses Bill Lockyer of rape

Swalwell in danger of flunking U.S. Constitution 101

The first month of Rep. Eric Swalwell's campaign for president appears based on a strategy of throwing ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks. So far, whether it's gun safety or returning to a steady diet of cable news appearances attacking President Trump, none have done the trick. Now, another ill-advised tweet by Swalwell … Continue reading Swalwell in danger of flunking U.S. Constitution 101