Grand Jury: San Francisco Jail A ‘Default Mental Institution’The San Francisco jail system serves as a “default mental institution” due to the high number of inmates with mental health problems and needs better staffing, training and procedures for communicating and tracking information about inmates to handle the load.
Barry Bonds' Obstruction Of Justice Conviction Overturned By 9th U.S. Circuit Court Of AppealsBarry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution.
Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their PurposeSan Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
What Legal Reforms Are Likely To Come Out Of Recent Officer-Involved Deaths?As protests against police brutality in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases continue, a variety of legal reforms could likely come out of all this action.
Tear Gas, Windows Broken, Clashes With Police As Anarchists Hijack Peaceful Protest March Through BerkeleySeveral hundred demonstrators began marching around 5 p.m. at UC Berkeley. By 630 p.m. one reporter described University Ave. as a mob scene.
Black Parents In Oakland, Across U.S. Giving Their Sons 'The Talk' So They Won't End Up Like Eric GarnerEven New York City mayor Bill de Blasio confessed that he has had with his own son Dante, who is half black.
Darren Wilson's Resignation No Consolation For Protesters Angry Over Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionWilson’s attorney says his resignation is effective immediately. It comes just days after he went on television to defend his decision to shoot Brown.
SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi expressed disappointment Wednesday with the grand jury's decision declining to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.
Businesses In Oakland’s Temescal Neighborhood Cleaning Up After Another Night Of Ferguson ProtestsBusinesses on Telegraph Avenue were hit hardest following a second night of protests in Oakland over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
Read What Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Told The Grand Jury About Shooting Michael BrownHere are some of the highlights from the testimony, released by prosecutor Bob McCulloch's office Monday night.
Oakland Crowds Protest Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson Shooting, Arrests MadeOakland police made numerous arrests Monday in a protest that started in the downtown area and continued to Interstate Highway 580 following a grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in a fatal Missouri shooting.
CA Police Departments Brace For Large Demonstrations After Grand Jury Decision In Michael Brown CasePolice departments in California and across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri last August.