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(CBS SF)

Alameda’s Island High School Briefly Locked Down; Police Respond To Reports Of Weapon

An Alameda high school is on lockdown Tuesday afternoon because of reports of a weapon there, police said.

09/09/2014

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San Francisco Visitacion Valley Residents Fearful After Violent Summer Robberies

Nearly 100 residents of San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood gathered inside the Asian Pacific American Community Center on Monday to discuss a series of violent crimes in the area this summer.

09/08/2014

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30-Year Walnut Creek Police Veteran Charged For Allegedly Beating Woman In Richmond With Baseball Bat

A Walnut Creek police officer has been charged for allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a baseball bat in Richmond last month.

09/08/2014

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Elderly Man Knocked Unconscious During Assault In Hayward Park

Police are looking for the suspect in the assault of an elderly man knocked unconscious at a Hayward park during Labor Day weekend.

09/07/2014

An armored vehicle on display at "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show in Oakland. (CBS)

Mayor Says ‘Urban Shield’ Won’t Return To Oakland Next Year Amid Police Militarization Debate

Oakland Mayor Mean Quan said Friday that a disaster preparedness conference and training exercise that drew protests Friday evening will not take place in Oakland next year.

09/06/2014

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Police Militarization Opponents Protest ‘Urban Shield’ Training Exercise In Oakland

Protesters gathered in Oakland on Friday to protest “Urban Shield,” a law enforcement training exercise and trade show that according to protesters promotes the militarization of police. The protest has apparently ended peacefully, with no arrests made.

09/05/2014

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Civil Rights Groups Question Purchase Of Drone By San Jose Police

Civil rights groups are arguing there should have been more public debate before the drone was purchased.

09/04/2014

(CBS SF)

‘Urban Shield’ Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police Militarization

Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.

09/04/2014

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Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum Thursday

As Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.

09/04/2014

(CBS SF)

Penny Pitching Tradition Chips Away At Historical Sculpture In Sacramento

Let the finger-pointing begin — lawmakers and lobbyists honoring a tradition at California’s Capitol may have made a million dollar mistake.

09/02/2014

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