Division Between Police, Communities Seems Wider Than EverNever before have we seen such a deep division between police and the communities they’re pledged to protect, and some local officers and departments are trying to stay mindful while they’re every move is under a microscope.
Oakland Elders Try To Steer Youth Onto Right Track, Bridge Gap With PoliceThrough expression, compassion and understanding in the African American community, there is hope that dreams deferred can one day become dreams fulfilled.
Daughter Of Slain Oakland Officer Works To Defend Cops Amid Anti-Police BacklashWhen an officer is killed in the line of duty, the toll it takes on the force, and the officer’s family can be everlasting.
Oscar Grant Friends, Family Keep His Memory Alive Amid Other Police ShootingsA long list of people have been killed by Bay Area police officers since the 2009 New Year’s Day shooting of Oscar Grant
For One Bay Area Officer, Police Killings Hit Very Close To HomeFor one Bay Area officer, putting on the uniform every day helps him honor his slain colleagues, as well as a family member.
Economic Divide, Personal Experiences Fuel Distrust Of Police In Black CommunitiesThe economic and social divides that exist in communities of color are often perpetuated from generation to generation. Breaking the cycle often depends on educating young people, and empowerment often comes from providing them a voice.
Police Shootings Across U.S. Weigh Heavily On Bay Area OfficersIt’s never been easy being a cop but in this current atmosphere of distrust and resentment, it can be even harder policing the streets.
Bay Area Blacks Say Racial Profiling An Everyday RealityPolice departments throughout the Bay Area disavow racial profiling as a policy, but for many black citizens it's a reality playing out on the streets every day.
Oakland Cops Who Once Spoke No English Help Bridge Divide Between Immigrant CommunitiesPart two of KCBS’ special series, Black & Blue - The Great Divide puts a spotlight on two Oakland cops and the unusual path they took to wearing the badge.
Frayed Relationship Between Police, Black Communities A Product Of Broken SystemIn this series, KCBS examines the symptoms of a broken system, including racism, the displacement history of urban neighborhoods, and the cycle of poverty.