Protests

California Highway Patrol officers confront protesters who were blocking interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: The New Normal For Bay Area Protests

Another freeway was shut down, dumpsters were burned and more stores were looted Tuesday night in Berkeley and Oakland as protests in the Bay Area continue. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier discusses the changing nature of protests and how they are being handled by politicians.

12/10/2014

A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hacker Group Anonymous Claims Credit For Oakland, OPD Website Shutdowns

The city of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department websites have been out intermittently since Tuesday night and the hacker group Anonymous is taking responsibility.

12/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Vandals Smash Windows, Loot From Emeryville Businesses During 4th Night Of East Bay Protests

The fourth night of East Bay protests over the deaths of two black men in New York and Missouri was mostly peaceful Wednesday.

12/10/2014

Protesters march in Berkeley. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Lecturer Threatened For Offering Injured Student Protesters Extra Time On Papers

A lecturer at UC Berkeley who posted a tweet offering extra time on an assignment to students injured during anti-police brutality protests has received numerous threats, prompting her to delete her Twitter account.

12/09/2014

A mother and her newborn baby after she went into labor while stuck in traffic created by a protest in Berkeley. (Source: Sutter Health)

Woman Goes Into Labor While Stuck On I-80 Freeway During ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protests

A woman went into labor while stuck in the traffic jam created by protesters blocking Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night.

12/08/2014

Police on the scene after protesters block Highway 101 near University Avenue on December 3, 2014. A protest was held over a New York City grand jury's decision not to prosecute a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. (CBS)

Stanford Student Protesters Block Highway 101 Over NYPD Chokehold Death

About 150 people, many of them students at Stanford University, briefly blocked Highway 101 Wednesday night following a New York City grand jury’s decision in the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer.

12/04/2014

Chopper over protesters in Downtown Oakland on November 24, 2014 after a grand jury decided not to prosecute a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (CBS)

3 Men Charged With Looting Downtown Oakland Store During Ferguson Protest

Prosecutors on Monday charged three men with second-degree commercial burglary for looting the Smart & Final store in downtown Oakland early last Tuesday morning in a protest following the decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson.

12/01/2014

Oakland Vigil

Oakland Residents, Leaders Hold Vigil Following Violent Week Of Ferguson Protests

City leaders and community members in Oakland gathered Sunday evening in response to the protests and violence this past week in the Bay Area.

11/30/2014

Police officer Darren Wilson, who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9th, 2014. A St. Louis County 12 member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson on charges, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office via Getty Images)

Darren Wilson’s Resignation No Consolation For Protesters Angry Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Wilson’s attorney says his resignation is effective immediately. It comes just days after he went on television to defend his decision to shoot Brown.

11/29/2014

Graffiti on the window front of Beauty's Bagel Shop on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California on November 26, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Looting, Vandalism Scares Shoppers Away On ‘Small Business Saturday’ In Oakland

Small Business Saturday was supposed to provide a big boost for local mom and pop stores. But in Oakland, it was anything but. Between the vandalism and the protests, profits were the only thing small here.

11/29/2014

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