crime

6:23pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Cops & Courts

Oakland's first gang-unit member recalls a dangerous Chinatown

Photo by Jean-Fabien. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfl/4329536223/

In the 1980s, newspapers were regularly reporting on growing Asian gang problems in Oakland and in 1981 the Oakland police department created a special unit to address the issue.

Once the unit was formed the focus of the department was to develop trust between law enforcement and the Chinatown community. 

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4:18pm

Wed January 15, 2014

2:50pm

Wed October 30, 2013

East Bay Express: What's driving Oakland's robbery epidemic?

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
On a Wednesday evening, just a few weeks before the November 2012 election, Oakland City Council candidate Dan Kalb was robbed while on his way home from a local neighborhood meeting.

5:14pm

Wed October 16, 2013

10:08pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Crosscurrents

Approaching juvenile crime head on

Sara Brooke Curtis

When people get into trouble with the law, they normally don’t have a chance to have a conversation with their victims. To explain what happened. Hear about the damage they caused. Say they’re sorry. But there’s a growing trend to try and make that happen, so both parties can move on.

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