Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

02 Oct 2019

Amber Guyger’s 10-Year Prison Sentence is Something, but Short of Real Justice

Amber Guyger, the former Dallas cop who illegally entered an innocent man’s apartment and fatally shot him, was just sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for murder. Although the sentence could have easily been extended to life in prison, as many people who haven’t worn the shield are often

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02 Oct 2019

Ignorance is Destroying Us: Defining Treason, Coup, First Amendment and Bias

EDITORIAL One deeply concerning issue, completely unrelated to Trump, has bubbled to the top of the last few years’ toxic stew: the sad state of our education system. To some degree, historically heavy terms are often improperly thrown around with pointed intention, the point being to stir emotion. The collective

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25 Sep 2019

Judge Gives Kyle Chapman ‘Based Stickman’ Five Years’ Probation

Kyle Chapman, or “Based Stickman” to some, left court Wednesday with five years’ probation for his role in the violent “March 4 Trump” rally in 2017. To recap, the pro-Trump rally at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center park held on March 4, 2017 was met with opposition from

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25 Sep 2019

How to Stay Sane and Find Hope in Trump’s Gaslit America

It’s been a crazy 24 hours. It’s been a crazy few years. Crazy being the operative word. The plight of Americans and those around the world watching this spectacle is in keeping a firm grasp on reality under a constant threat of deception that intentionally challenges our sanity. Experts have

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18 Sep 2019

Fake News: How Lies and Hate Speech Inhibit Sensible Gun Control

We’re focusing a series of articles on the dangers of fake news. Today provides us with a hauntingly appropriate example of how misinformation puts lives at risk and works against protection efforts. Today, we’re talking about the detrimental impact fake news has on the topic of guns and gun control.

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18 Sep 2019

Governor Signs Bill to Secure Rights for Many “Gig” Workers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 Wednesday, which firms up what constitutes an independent contractor versus an employee and beginning in 2020, many workers will be reclassified according to the new rules. That’s music to the ears of many Uber and Lyft drivers who have been hard at work

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18 Sep 2019

Trump Sold California’s Health to Settle a Petty Score

Donald J. Trump stopped by California Tuesday to reach into pockets and while he was in town with some of his wealthier fans here, he took the opportunity to announce his intention to roll over some state’s rights, which he followed up on the very next day. Wednesday, Trump revoked

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11 Sep 2019

The War Has Evolved and We Are Losing

It was 18 years ago today when two planes crashed through the World Trade Center towers and killed nearly 3,000 people. The traumatic scene was aired on every news outlet across the nation. It would replay in real time every Sept. 11 morning after. It was a day that would

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