Ali Winston http://kalw.org en East Bay Express: Frazier blocks police reforms http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-frazier-blocks-police-reforms <p style="margin-top: 1.12em; margin-bottom: 1.12em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.6em; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em;">For the better part of two decades, Oakland residents have often objected to the city's process for taking complaints about police officers. Under the city's system, residents who want to make a complaint against a particular officer must make that complaint to a uniformed cop working for OPD's Internal Affairs Division. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:51:40 +0000 Ali Winston 33268 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Frazier blocks police reforms East Bay Express: Throwing more money at police http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-throwing-more-money-police <h2 class="subheadline" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(26, 24, 24); line-height: normal;"><em>Oakland already directs a larger percentage of its budget to police than comparable cities nationwide, yet it's planning to spend even more money without demanding reforms.</em></h2><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:57:32 +0000 Ali Winston & Darwin BondGraham 27964 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Throwing more money at police East Bay Express: Who's profiting from Oakland's gun violence? http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-whos-profiting-oaklands-gun-violence <p><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">Kao </span>Saeturn<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> liked to intimidate people with his </span>Glock<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">. Referring to himself as "the King of Oakland," </span>Saeturn<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;">, along with his gang, kicked off a methamphetamine-fueled spree that wreaked havoc on the Bay Area. After holding up a San Rafael massage parlor at gunpoint, </span>Saeturn's<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> gang targeted another one in El </span>Cerrito<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> and then a Hayward karaoke club, threatening victims with their firearms. Then in a bizarre episode, </span>Saeturn<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> and an accomplice attempted to </span>carjack<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> a retired San Francisco Sheriff's deputy at gunpoint on Interstate 580. When police finally apprehended </span>Saeturn's<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> gang on February 7, 2008, officers recovered the </span>Glock<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1.6em;"> 17 pistol that the 25-year-old ringleader had used during the crime spree, along with other firearms. In 2010, the King of Oakland was sentenced to 272 months in prison.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:34:59 +0000 Ali Winston & Darwin BondGraham 23387 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Who's profiting from Oakland's gun violence? Oakland: Federal ammo running short for War on Crime http://kalw.org/post/oakland-federal-ammo-running-short-war-crime <p><em>This piece comes to us from <a href="http://www.citylimits.org/">City Limits</a>, an independent, non-profit, investigative magazine based in New York City.&nbsp;</em></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:54:34 +0000 Ali Winston 4289 at http://kalw.org Oakland: Federal ammo running short for War on Crime