The fourth night of East Bay protests over the deaths of two black men in New York and Missouri was mostly peaceful Wednesday.
Protests were held in San Francisco and Oakland for a third straight night in response to a New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.
A grassroots protest is circulating on social media asking people not to shop on Black Friday to show solidarity with victims of police brutality.
The family of Oscar Grant has traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to offer support and advice to the parents of a black teen whose slaying at the hands of police ignited unrest.
Protesters against the police actions in Ferguson, Mo. as well as police killings of other suspects in California and other states gathered in Oakland on Wednesday. Some protesters unveiled a new tactic, by holding up mirrors in the faces of officers.
Some windows were broken and slogans were spray painted on buildings during a march that stretched from Downtown Oakland to Berkeley Friday evening. The protesters denounced the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
CCSF Students File Claim Against City, College District After Alleged Police Beatings During Protest
Two students from City College of San Francisco are planning to sue the school and the San Francisco Police Department after they say they were beaten up by officers after a campus protest in March.
An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.
The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police during a protest in 2011.
Dozens of angry protesters, which included members of the Black Panthers, took over the Vallejo City Council meeting on Tuesday night — causing elected leaders to flee to the rear of council chambers and hide.