Police Brutality

29 Jun 2020

From Supporting the Movement to Becoming it: The Death of Leonard Bradley Jr.

Guest Post by Meaghan Mitchell Alongside fellow activists and allies, I actively protest to draw attention to systemic and institutionalized racism in America, especially as it relates to the disproportionate number of black people losing their lives at the hands of police (or racist idiots who think they are police)

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10 Jun 2020

Two East Bay School Districts Consider Pulling Armed Cops From Campuses

Oakland and West Contra Costa school districts are considering pulling armed school resource officers from campuses. Though there have been steady calls by organizations, teachers and parents to do so for some time, the demand for officers’ removal has grown substantially since the death of George Floyd. EdSource reported Wednesday

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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03 Jun 2020

Protest Pressure Leads to More Charges in George Floyd Murder

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will now face charges for second-degree murder in the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd. Three other officers serving with Chauvin during that fatal incident have also been charged for aiding and abetting in the murder.  The new and elevated charges announced by Minnesota

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02 Jun 2020

Oakland Tech High School Kids Hold Huge Peaceful March, Police Tear Gas Them Anyway

The Bay Area’s most profound peaceful march in response to ongoing police brutality was Monday’s inspiring George Floyd Solidarity March, organized by Oakland Tech high school students and pulled off safely and without a hitch. The same cannot be said for the Oakland Police Department response, which resorted to tear

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29 May 2020

March Against Police Brutality in San Francisco Tomorrow

Earlier today I posted about the protest going down tonight in Oakland that’s an action against the police murder of George Floyd. I was just made aware that tomorrow (Saturday 5/30) there is one happening in San Francisco as well. As you well know by now, George Floyd was murdered

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20 Jul 2018

The Viral Videos of Lip-Syncing Cops are Incredibly Tone Deaf

Guest Post by Logan Hesse When I woke up this morning, I went through my daily ritual of checking my phone for overnight Tinder matches (nope), further batshit craziness from the current administration (*sigh* – yep) and videos of cats acting like humans (always – thankfully). And there, between comedians’

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19 Jun 2018

Why I don’t Stand for the “Anthem”

By Harvey Rifkin The reason I would stand for the “Anthem” or any other institution or icon would be out of reverence and major respect for the institution out of its foundational integrity and moral behavior. Unfortunately, due to my read of America’s racist, barbaric, imperialistic, sexist, misogynistic, and greedy

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05 May 2017

Why Police Hiring Practices Create Violence

It’s an unavoidable topic. Turn on the news on any given day and there’s a questionable police shooting or police using excessive force.  It seems as commonplace as the daily weather report. The first few times were shocking, but we are beginning to grow numb to the idea that the

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