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One of the effigies found hanging at UC Berkeley Saturday morning. (Source: Pastormykmac)

3 Life-Sized Cardboard Cutouts Of Black Men Hanging By Nooses Found At UC Berkeley

The effigies had names of actual past lynching victims and the dates of their death. At least one effigy had “I Can’t Breathe” printed on the front.

12/13/2014

Demonstrators gathered at the Alameda County Courthouse as part of 'Millions March' nationwide protest. (CBS)

Marches, Demonstrations Across The Bay Area As 1000s Join #MillionsMarch, #BlackLivesMatter Protests Across The Country

Bay Area protesters marched in lockstep with hundreds of thousands of people across the country who came out in the streets to denounce the police killings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/13/2014

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Undercover CHP Officer Points Gun Toward Protesters, News Photographer During Arrest At Oakland Demonstration

In a photo posted to Twitter, an undercover California Highway Patrol officer is seen pointing a small handgun in a “side grip” style toward a crowd of protesters and a news photographer while he restrains a protester who had reportedly attacked his partner.

12/11/2014

California Highway Patrol officers confront protesters who were blocking interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: The New Normal For Bay Area Protests

Another freeway was shut down, dumpsters were burned and more stores were looted Tuesday night in Berkeley and Oakland as protests in the Bay Area continue. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the changing nature of protests and how they are being handled by politicians.

12/10/2014

Protesters march in Berkeley for the fourth night in a row. (Christin Ayers)

Highway 24, BART Stations, Amtrak Shut Down As Protesters March Through Oakland & Berkeley For 4th Night

Protesters marched through Berkeley for a fourth night in a row in the latest demonstration over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown during confrontations with police. The protesters ended up in Oakland and prompted a closure of Highway 24.

12/09/2014

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‘Living Wage’ Requirement Approved For Companies, Non-Profits With Santa Clara County Contracts

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.

12/09/2014

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Contracts Approved For Officer Body Cameras In Sonoma County Following Andy Lopez Sheriff Shooting

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved three five-year contracts totaling $1.1 million to equip 241 sworn county sheriff’s officers with body-worn cameras.

12/09/2014

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Michael Lee Elliot Dies At Hospital

San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.

12/09/2014

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Berkeley City Council Meeting Postponed Following 3 Nights Of Protest

Following three consecutive nights of protest, Berkeley city officials have canceled Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled city council meeting.

12/09/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with reporters in the senate subway before sharing a report on the CIA and it's torture methods. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program ‘Far More Brutal’ Than CIA Claimed

American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

12/09/2014

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