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Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson (Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County DA Fires Back At Public Defenders’ Racist Accusations: ‘All Lives Matter’

In the latest chapter of the ongoing Bay Area reaction to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has fired back at the public defenders, who accused him last week of racially biased prosecutions.

12/23/2014

Protesters upset with a grand jury's decision not to charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner march in Oakland on December 3, 2014. (CBS)

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.

12/22/2014

Protesters in Berkeley face off with police in riot gear. (KCBS)

Comments Overheard From Angry Berkeley Residents About Police Using Batons, Tear Gas During #BlackLivesMatter Protests

“When did the people of Berkeley decide it was okay for the police to make our streets look like Beirut,” asked one man.

12/18/2014

(Public Instagram account of @thefembug)

Noose Found Hanging From Tree In Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza; Likely Related To #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Oakland police are investigating a report of a noose found on a tree in Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday.

12/18/2014

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Oakland Police Say They Did Not Know About Undercover CHP Officers At Demonstrations

akland police said they were not told that plainclothes officers from the California Highway Patrol were in the crowd last Wednesday night when one of them drew his gun on a group of surging protesters.

12/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Black Reporter, Police Lieutenant Open Up About Being Called ‘Sellouts’ By Police Brutality Protesters In Oakland, San Francisco

A local reporter who’s been covering the Bay Area protests against police brutality opens up about something she was shocked to hear from other people of color.

12/18/2014

Protesters at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on December 15, 2014. (Doug Sovern / CBS)

Students From Oakland High Schools Walk Out Over Police Killings Of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

At least two Oakland high schools staged a walkout over police killings of unarmed black men and are rallying at the Fruitvale BART station Monday afternoon, organizers said.

12/15/2014

Protesters block Broadway St. in Oakland, December 15, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Block Entrance To Oakland Police Headquarters; 25 Arrested

Police arrested 25 protesters Monday morning who chained themselves to the Oakland Police Department headquarters and shut down nearby streets to call for the end of police killings of unarmed black people.

12/15/2014

An undated photo of Michael Brown, Jr. who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9. (CBS)

Michael Brown’s Father Speaks In San Francisco During Weekend Of Mass Protest

The father of the young unarmed black man killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer was in San Francisco Sunday as part of a city-to-city speaking tour across the country.

12/15/2014

CHP Patrol Car

Plainclothes CHP Officer Who Pulled Gun On Oakland Protesters Remains On Active Duty

A CHP officer who pulled his gun on protesters in Oakland Wednesday night is still on active duty and his supervisor says it doesn’t appear that the officer did anything wrong.

12/12/2014

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