Deploying National Guard To Vallejo And Other California Cities Cost Nearly $25 MillionIt cost nearly $25 million for the state to deploy 8,000 National Guard soldiers to Vallejo and other California cities to assist police during protests over racial injustice inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Say They Are 'Disgusted' By Trump's Comments On ProtestsMark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan say they are "disgusted" by President Donald Trump's remarks on the nationwide protests against racial injustice.
Parents Taking Lead In Teaching School Children About Racism And BiasState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond plans to make sure all educators are trained on how to engage in discussions about race and bias with students this upcoming school year, but some parents aren't waiting for their kids to be in a classroom to teach those life lessons.
Berkeley Police Chief Apologies On Zoom Town Call For 'Firearms, Shoot People' CommentAs cities and counties contemplate the future of policing, Berkeley's police chief defended his department at a town hall meeting Thursday night, but not before issuing an apology for a remark he made earlier in the week.
Former Police Commissioner Calls Mayor London Breed's Planned Reforms 'Pure Political Pandering'San Francisco police will no longer be called to settle disputes between neighbors, or to handle homeless people, or any non-criminal cases, according to a new plan announced by Mayor London Breed. But not everybody thinks it's a good idea. "This is pure political pandering," said Joe Alioto-Veronese, a former San Francisco Police Commissioner.
Mayor London Breed Announces Priorities For San Francisco Police ReformMayor London Breed on Thursday announced her vision to fundamentally change the nature of policing in San Francisco, issuing a set of priorities to help address structural inequities in the department and the city itself.
BART Board Of Directors Votes Against Defunding BART PoliceThe BART Board of Directors on Thursday acknowledged the value in reforming its law enforcement agency but declined to reduce or eliminate funding for BART police in the agency’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget.
Defunding Police: SF Head Of Police Accountability Paul Henderson Says 'Race Neutral' Policing Is GoalAs calls to defund the police grow louder, elected officials are starting to weigh in. Paul Henderson, San Francisco's Executive Director for Police Accountability, confirmed that some city leaders are standing behind the idea of defunding the police.
Oakland Police Chief Admits Reform Needed As Class-Action Suit Over Protests LoomsA new lawsuit set to be filed in the East Bay aims to change police tactics against protesters in Oakland.
SF Police Chief Bill Scott Respects SFMTA Decision To End Muni Transport Of Police To ProtestsSan Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said Wednesday that his Police Department respects the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s decision recently to not transport police officers to protests.
Oakland School Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel Backs Move To Eliminate School PoliceOakland’s school superintendent is backing a proposal to eliminate the school police force, which critics have long argued contributes to the criminalization of young black people. Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel and a majority of the school board support the proposal introduced at Wednesday’s meeting.
George Floyd Protests: Oakland Police Say 200 Businesses Looted; 137 Arson Fires Set, More Than 300 Arrested During UnrestWith calls to defund her department growing louder, Oakland interim police chief Susan Manheimer penned an open letter to local residents Thursday detailing the challenges her officers faced during several nights of violent protest related to the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd Protest: Thousands March To Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Neighborhood Demanding Defunding PoliceThousands marched through the streets of Oakland Wednesday night, hoping to ask Mayor Libby Schaaf directly to defund the police department.
Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Vandalizing Santa Rosa Bike Shop During George Floyd ProtestA 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing the well known The Bike Peddler store in downtown Santa Rosa during the height of the George Floyd protests.
Hundreds Of George Floyd Mourners Gather At San Jose's Cesar Chavez Park George Floyd was laid to rest in Texas Tuesday as demonstrations continued across the country. In San Jose, hundreds filled Cesar Chavez Park for a somber memorial, including Sontae Holland.