Homicide http://kalw.org en Oakland faith leaders call for a state of emergency http://kalw.org/post/oakland-faith-leaders-call-state-emergency <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last night, Bishop Robert Jackson spoke at the Oakland City Council meeting. He and other Oakland ministers came together to demand more aggressive action from Mayor Jean </span>Quan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in response to a recent spike in violence. They asked her to call for a state of emergency. </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Holly </span>Kernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with the Bishop to ask him what that would mean for the city.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:48:42 +0000 Holly Kernan 22127 at http://kalw.org Oakland faith leaders call for a state of emergency California's murder rate drops http://kalw.org/post/californias-murder-rate-drops <p>Earlier this week, the California Department of Justice released its annual report, &ldquo;Homicide in California.&rdquo; This most recent report, a good barometer for the state of violent crime, shows the homicide rate, now at 4.7 per 100,000 people, dropping for a fifth consecutive year to reach its lowest point since 1966. Other interesting facts from the report include:</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:31:01 +0000 Rina Palta 2450 at http://kalw.org California's murder rate drops