Violent Crime On BART More Than Doubles Over Last 5 Years; Rider Satisfaction PlummetsA grand jury report is detailing what many Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers can already attest to - increased violent crime and interrelated quality of life issues are resulting in a drop in ridership on the system.
'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts By Grand JuryJussie Smollett is now facing deeper legal troubles after a grand jury returned 16 felony counts against the actor for falsely reporting a hate crime attack against him in January.
BART Fatal Stabbing Suspect Indicted By Grand Jury For MurderAlameda County prosecutors have obtained a grand jury indictment against a transient for the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old at the MacArthur BART station in July in an effort to expedite the case.
Report: First Charges Filed in Mueller Russia InvestigationA Washington, D.C. federal grand jury has approved special counsel Robert Mueller's first charges in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election according to an unconfirmed report by CNN.
Grand Jury Recommends Removal Of CoCo County DA For Misuse Of FundsA grand jury said Mark Peterson illegally spent $66,000 from his political campaign account on personal items from 2011 to 2016.
Gang Members Indicted In San Mateo Jail FightA grand jury has indicted 23 gang members for their role in a San Mateo County jail brawl that left four guards and two inmates injured.
Grand Jury: San Francisco Jail A ‘Default Mental Institution’The San Francisco jail system serves as a “default mental institution” due to the high number of inmates with mental health problems and needs better staffing, training and procedures for communicating and tracking information about inmates to handle the load.
Barry Bonds' Obstruction Of Justice Conviction Overturned By 9th U.S. Circuit Court Of AppealsBarry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution.
Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their PurposeSan Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
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.
Tear Gas, Windows Broken, Clashes With Police As Anarchists Hijack Peaceful Protest March Through BerkeleySeveral hundred demonstrators began marching around 5 p.m. at UC Berkeley. By 630 p.m. one reporter described University Ave. as a mob scene.
Black Parents In Oakland, Across U.S. Giving Their Sons 'The Talk' So They Won't End Up Like Eric GarnerEven New York City mayor Bill de Blasio confessed that he has had with his own son Dante, who is half black.
Darren Wilson's Resignation No Consolation For Protesters Angry Over Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionWilson’s attorney says his resignation is effective immediately. It comes just days after he went on television to defend his decision to shoot Brown.
SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi expressed disappointment Wednesday with the grand jury's decision declining to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.
Businesses In Oakland’s Temescal Neighborhood Cleaning Up After Another Night Of Ferguson ProtestsBusinesses on Telegraph Avenue were hit hardest following a second night of protests in Oakland over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.