Fremont mayoral candidate to police: ‘Did I ever admit to drinking? I said I drank three beers’

"You don't want to get arrested for drinking in public, right?" a Fremont police officer asked Fremont mayoral candidate Justin Sha outside a black-tie fundraiser last October for the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. Video of Sha's interaction with Fremont police, a Fremont official who appears to be helping Sha get home safely, and the executive … Continue reading Fremont mayoral candidate to police: ‘Did I ever admit to drinking? I said I drank three beers’

Fremont mayor: ‘Taking the knee is something that I’m not going to be doing’

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei was jeered by protesters on Tuesday after she refused to take a symbolic knee in support of police accountability. Mei, along with Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen, and two police captains, attempted to address the group, which had earlier marched through Fremont in support of George Floyd. After the crowd drowned … Continue reading Fremont mayor: ‘Taking the knee is something that I’m not going to be doing’

Fremont’s surveillance state expands; Mayor Mei wants to study ban on overnight RV street parking

Fremont Police will ask the City Council Tuesday night to accept a $182,000┬áBay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant for four solar-powered security camera trailers outfitted with 30-foot telescopic cameras. The cameras "will allow the Police Department to provide additional monitoring, investigation and prevention capabilities at public events and public spaces in general," according … Continue reading Fremont’s surveillance state expands; Mayor Mei wants to study ban on overnight RV street parking