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‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protests, Oscar Grant Memorial Planned In Bay Area For New Year’s Eve

Not everyone will be counting down to a midnight celebration in the Bay Area Wednesday night.

12/31/2014

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Oakland Protests Blamed For Huge Drop In Salvation Army Donations

A charity group is blaming violent protests in Oakland for a huge drop in donations this holiday season.

12/25/2014

Protesters marching in response to the Eric Garner grand jury decision march in Oakland on December 5, 2014. (CBS)

3 Bay Area Police Unions Calling For End Of ‘Vilification’ Of Officers; Ask For A Dialogue

In the wake of the fatal shootings of two police officers in New York, police unions in the Bay Area’s three largest cities are calling for a “constructive dialogue” and an end to the “vilification” of police officers by protesters.

12/24/2014

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

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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

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