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02 Feb 2021

The Oakland Homicide Rate is Not All That Sudden or Unique

Oakland is experiencing an alarming spike in violent crimes. The city recorded 15 homicides in the first month of 2021, a stark contrast from the one murder in all of January 2020. Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department released ShotSpotter for the last week of January, reflecting a 137 percent increase

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22 Dec 2020

David Misch: The System Failed to Protect Michaela Garecht From a Serial Killer in the Making

Michaela Joy Garecht was 9 years old and just four blocks away from home when she was abducted in broad daylight from outside Hayward’s Rainbow Market on Mission Boulevard.  It was late morning on Nov. 19, 1988 when Michaela and her best friend rode their scooters together down to the

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07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will…and

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23 Sep 2020

Officers Will Not Face Murder Charges in Killing of Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13 — 194 days later, a grand jury determined only one of the officers involved should be indicted.  Officer Brett Hankison will face multiple counts of wanton endangerment, according to Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell. Two other

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03 Jun 2020

Nia Wilson’s Murderer Faces Sentencing Friday

John Lee Cowell, the man who murdered Nia Wilson and injured her sister on a BART station platform in 2018 will be sentenced Friday. He was originally scheduled to be sentenced in April, but court schedules have been delayed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The road to this

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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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15 Jul 2019

Should We Buy Life Insurance? And, How do We Not Kill Each Other for the Money?

Welcome our bi-weekly column, “Ask a Grown Up” in which you can ask and have your most burning questions answered by a supposed grown up. Howdy-doody (heh, heh doody) Broke-Ass-a-roonies! It is I, Kate, the smartest of alecks, the most supposed of grown ups here with another installment of Ask

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15 May 2019

Why Are We So Obsessed with Murder?

By Amanda Davis You know the feeling when you can’t look away from something disastrous? Like driving really slowly past a car accident, just to get a good look? Today, murder stories are the couch-lock equivalent of insane car accidents. Explorer Daniel Boone once said, “Curiosity is natural to the

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13 Nov 2018

Stan Lee Dies, 47 Different Super Villains Claim Responsibility

Although the Los Angeles police department insist Lee died of natural causes, dozens of evil geniuses, vigilante assassins, and misguided mutants are clamoring to take responsibility

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