Police Brutality

12 Oct 2021

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Charges Against Former San Leandro Officer in Walmart Killing

A former San Leandro police officer hoped the court would dismiss voluntary manslaughter charges against him for fatally shooting a man in April 2020, but a judge Tuesday was not inclined to let him off the hook so easily. On April 18, 2020, Jason Fletcher was the first officer to

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21 Apr 2021

Scenes From Columbus, Where Police Just Shot A 15-Year-Old Black Girl

We had precisely 0 minutes to celebrate justice for George Floyd, because Columbus, Ohio police shot and killed 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant while the Floyd verdict was still being read Tuesday afternoon. Bodycam footage strongly suggests police opened fire on Ma’Khia Bryant without provocation, and the city of Columbus spent Tuesday

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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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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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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