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A lawsuit has been filed against the Alameda County Sheriff that claims the department violated the rights of a woman and broke the law when ordering 72-year-old Susan Harman to take a pregnancy test, according to KTVU. The incident occurred…>read moreNo Comment June 3, 2014
The same judge, Magistrate Maria-Elena James, who had ruled in February that the city of Oakland had no right to challenge the federal civil-forfeiture action against the Harborside Health Center, ruled on Wednesday that Oakland’s legal standing was “a matter…>read moreNo Comment July 4, 2013
Yesterday, Oakland hit its excitement level as several thousand people crowded into the city in a ”general strike” and marched all across the town to ”take over” the Port of Oakland. No one is really sure what those quotes mean,…>read moreNo Comment November 4, 2011
Although California’s controversial measure to legalize and tax medicinal marijuana failed, several cities have joined with Oakland in imposing city-based taxes. Dale Sky Jones, a spokesman for the campaign to pass the initiative, said “We largely won the debate because…>read moreNo Comment November 3, 2010
Civil rights lawyer John Burris has earned millions of dollars over the past 30 years by handling hundreds of police brutality suits. He was recently hired by the family of Oscar Grant, a 22 year-old black man who was shot…>read moreNo Comment January 28, 2009