23 Arrested During 'Urban Shield' Protest In PleasantonAt least 20 protesters have been arrested Friday morning outside the “Urban Shield” event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Alameda County Supes Approve Urban Shield Funding Amid OppositionThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a funding increase for a regional security initiative despite opposition from speakers who alleged that the program is increasing the militarization of police.
Mayor Says ‘Urban Shield’ Won’t Return To Oakland Next Year Amid Police Militarization DebateOakland Mayor Mean Quan said Friday that a disaster preparedness conference and training exercise that drew protests Friday evening will not take place in Oakland next year.
Police Militarization Opponents Protest 'Urban Shield' Training Exercise In OaklandProtesters gathered in Oakland on Friday to protest "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show that according to protesters promotes the militarization of police. The protest has apparently ended peacefully, with no arrests made.
2 Firefighters Injured During Urban Shield Water Rescue Exercise On SF BayTwo firefighters sustained minor injuries during an Urban Shield water rescue exercise on the San Francisco Bay on Friday afternoon.
'Urban Shield' Officer Training Event Greeted By Protests In Downtown OaklandA small group of people gathered in front of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland today to protest the “Urban Shield” law enforcement disaster training event being hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at the hotel this weekend.