Bookstore Owner Files Civil Rights Complaint Against California Attorney GeneralThe owner of a popular independent Bay Area bookstore is suing the California Attorney General, claiming that a new state law regulating the sale of autographed books, infringes on his civil rights.
Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Unarmed Black Man Beaten By Sacto Police For Suspected JaywalkingCivil rights attorney John Burris is filing a lawsuit on behalf of a Sacramento man beaten by police during an arrest for allegedly jaywalking on his way home from work.
San Jose State Police Accused Of Assault, Putting Bag Over Student's HeadA San Jose State University student filed civil rights complaint against campus police who allegedly beat him, placed a bag over his head.
West Oakland Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Civil Rights ComplaintA civil rights complaint alleges air pollution from diesel emissions at the Port of Oakland disproportionately impacts communities of color.
Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against SFPD For Alleged Beating Of Oakland ManAn Oakland man filed a civil rights lawsuit against the San Francisco Police Department, alleging officers unlawfully beat and arrested him.
8 Berkeley Students File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against School DistrictEight Berkeley students filed a class-action civil rights lawsuit alleging that district officials racially targeted and intimidated them.
Civil Rights Monitors Oversee Election, Urge Voters To Report ViolenceCivil rights monitors will be overseeing the 2016 general election in three Northern California counties.
Muslim Civil Liberties Group Publishes Caller's Islamophobic MessageThe San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations posted online an Islamophobic voicemail they got on Sunday.
Civil Rights Group Opposes Law Identifying Sex Offenders On PassportsA California civil rights group filed a lawsuit in San Francisco on Tuesday challenging a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this week that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports.
California Moves To Provide Free Interpreter Services In All Court CasesUnder pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, California's Judicial Council approved a plan to extend free interpretation services to all cases by 2017.
Police, San Francisco Public Defender Warn Body Cameras May Come With ConsequencesThe Oakland Police Department has been wearing body cameras since 2010, but the head of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association warns of the push to incorporate the cameras nationwide.
Arkansas Governor Says No Need For More Gay Anti-Discrimination ProtectionsArkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he doesn't see an urgent need to expand workplace anti-discrimination protections for gay and lesbian state employees after lawmakers reworked a religious objections measure to address concerns it was discriminatory.
Lesbian Mothers Humiliated After Michigan Doctor Refuses To See Newborn BabyA Detroit-area same-sex couple is raising awareness about discrimination against LGBT parents after a pediatrician refused to treat their newborn baby last October.
San Francisco Police Officer Convicted Of Civil Rights Violations, Illegal Searches, Falsifying ReportsOne San Francisco police officer was convicted and a second officer was acquitted in federal court Thursday of conspiring to enter and search residential hotel rooms without a warrant during drug investigations.
Justice Department Will Likely Clear Police Officer Darren Wilson In Ferguson CaseThe FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.