Civil rights

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

Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With Consequences

The Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.

05/04/2015

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Arkansas Governor Says No Need For More Gay Anti-Discrimination Protections

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he doesn’t see an urgent need to expand workplace anti-discrimination protections for gay and lesbian state employees after lawmakers reworked a religious objections measure to address concerns it was discriminatory.

04/10/2015

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Lesbian Mothers Humiliated After Michigan Doctor Refuses To See Newborn Baby

A Detroit-area same-sex couple is raising awareness about discrimination against LGBT parents after a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn baby last October.

02/19/2015

Image from surveillance video shows plainclothes San Francisco Police Officers entering a room at the Henry Hotel on December 23, 2010. (SF Public Defender's Office)

San Francisco Police Officer Convicted Of Civil Rights Violations, Illegal Searches, Falsifying Reports

One San Francisco police officer was convicted and a second officer was acquitted in federal court Thursday of conspiring to enter and search residential hotel rooms without a warrant during drug investigations.

01/22/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 9:  In this handout photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson poses in an evidence photo at the hospital, on the same day that he fatally shot Michael Brown, on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office via Getty Images)

Justice Department Will Likely Clear Police Officer Darren Wilson In Ferguson Case

The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

01/21/2015

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Lone Remaining Freedom Train Sells Out All Seats On Final MLK Day Ride From San Jose To SF

Tickets for all 1,400 seats available on the Caltrain train were sold even though it was announced that this excursion would be the last run of the Freedom Train in the Bay Area.

01/19/2015

The Martin Luther King Memorial is seen

Best M.L.K. Day Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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African American Man Sues BART Police Claiming Racial Profiling In Arrest

Albert Burleson was arrested at the Powell BART station in August, but claims his civil rights were violated as officers looked for a panhandler.

12/25/2014

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San Jose State Motivational Speaker Files Complaint After Claiming Police Beat Him

A man who gave a motivational speech at San Jose State University in May claims police beat him up afterward.

07/25/2014

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

07/21/2014

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