Civil Rights Group Opposes Law Identifying Sex Offenders On PassportsA California civil rights group filed a lawsuit in San Francisco on Tuesday challenging a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this week that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports.
California Moves To Provide Free Interpreter Services In All Court CasesUnder pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, California's Judicial Council approved a plan to extend free interpretation services to all cases by 2017.
Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With ConsequencesThe 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.
Arkansas Governor Says No Need For More Gay Anti-Discrimination ProtectionsArkansas 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.
Lesbian Mothers Humiliated After Michigan Doctor Refuses To See Newborn BabyA Detroit-area same-sex couple is raising awareness about discrimination against LGBT parents after a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn baby last October.
San Francisco Police Officer Convicted Of Civil Rights Violations, Illegal Searches, Falsifying ReportsOne 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.
Justice Department Will Likely Clear Police Officer Darren Wilson In Ferguson CaseThe 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.
Lone Remaining Freedom Train Sells Out All Seats On Final MLK Day Ride From San Jose To SFTickets 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.
Best M.L.K. Day Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
African American Man Sues BART Police Claiming Racial Profiling In ArrestAlbert Burleson was arrested at the Powell BART station in August, but claims his civil rights were violated as officers looked for a panhandler.
San Jose State Motivational Speaker Files Complaint After Claiming Police Beat HimA man who gave a motivational speech at San Jose State University in May claims police beat him up afterward.
Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender WorkersPresident 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."