Public Safety

Oakland Police Commission Public Hearing

Posted by on February 7, 2019 at 12:03 pm

This is a reminder that this is the first Measure LL mandated public hearing by the Police Commission. If we want to support the 83% of Oakland voters who passed Measure LL, we need to show up. I’ll be there. I hope to see you there.

Oakland Police Commission Public Hearing

Posted by on January 31, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Public Hearing on Policing in the Homeless Community Saturday, February 16 1:00 to 4:00 pm Taylor Memorial Church 1188 12th St. Oakland (@ Adeline) The Oakland Police Commission announced its first public hearing to gather input from communities heavily impacted by policing. This hearing invites residents in the homeless community to share their experiences and […]

Police Commission Enabling Ordinance Passes First Reading

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm

 Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage “YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT” At 1:00 AM or thereabouts on Wednesday 7-19, Libby’s abstention was read and distributed to the City Council. Interestingly, she offered an intriguing alternative: to pass our restriction on her appointees, subject to change by the Commission itself. That would have been acceptable […]

The Swanson Report and the Public Safety Committee Debacle

Posted by on June 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage with edits to reflect dates and names accurately. ALERT:  THE ENABLING LEGISLATION FOR THE POLICE COMMISSION WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE JUNE 27TH MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS – WE NEED A LARGE TURNOUT AGAIN! Thanks to everyone who  showed up for the Public Safety Committee […]

Pack the Room!

Posted by on June 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

If we want the Police Commission to function as we intended – efficiently, effectively and INDEPENDENTLY- we need to stand up and urge the Public Safety Committee to accept our amendments which Noel Gallo will carry. Speakers should identify whose district they live in and what organization they represent (if any). Each one, bring one […]

Alan Brill’s Resource Compilation

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

Introduction This document is organized as follows: Helplines: Phone number and links for immediate support Local Organizations: Bay Area organizations, independent of national organizations Resource Websites: All categories of resources suggested by the group Articles and other reading material A separate document has suggestions and offers of support by individuals in the group. HELPLINES Police […]

A Week of Action in Oakland

Posted by on June 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Here is the text of a letter we received calling on BBBON to join the movement: Dear Allies: Our City is under siege and has been since Libby Schaaf took office.  Backed by large developers and private interests, she has moved with impunity while destroying and displacing communities of color in Oakland.  Also since her election as Oakland’s […]

Rally for Police Accountability

Posted by on June 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

This is the text of a letter we are asking you to send to City Council members McElhaney ( Campbell-Washington ( Guillen ( Reid ( in advance of the June 14th rally and hearing: Dear Council Member ___________________   Oakland has spent more than 30 million dollars monitoring the Negotiated Settlement Agreement over the Oakland […]

Community Forum on Police Accountability

Posted by on February 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm

The Coalition for Police Accountability announced a community forum with the Federal monitor of the now 13 year old consent decree that was imposed after the Rider’s scandal. Testimony at this forum will provide more public awareness of the drive to establish a Police Commission with a charter amendment. Text of the measure

Building Community Trust

Posted by on January 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm

If you’re interested in public safety, here is an opportunity to learn and weigh in.