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4:55pm

Thu April 9, 2015
Cops & Courts

You're being watched: Surveillance in Oakland

A heat map from the Electronic Frontier Foundation's study of ALPR hotspots in Oakland

 

Surveillance and privacy issues have been in the news a lot in the past few years. Perhaps the biggest news was made by by Edward Snowden, who leaked information about the NSA’s massive collection of American citizens' cell phone data. But the privacy debate has also hit closer to home. You may remember last spring, when the Oakland City Council debated a controversial surveillance hub called the Domain Awareness Center, or DAC.

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12:00am

Wed February 4, 2015

5:20pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

Urban Shield: Training or militarization for first responders?

Inside the Urban Shield trade show
Sandhya Dirks

For the past eight years, one weekend in late summer brings first responders from across the country and around the world -- firemen, medics, SWAT teams and police officers --  to Alameda County for Urban Shield, one of the largest law enforcement training exercises in the country.

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1:53pm

Wed January 8, 2014

East Bay Express: What's going on at Oakland Animal Services?

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
In early December, Allison Lindquist, president and CEO of the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), started to notice posts on social networking sites about an escalating "crisis" brewing at Oakland Animal Services (OAS).

6:37pm

Mon June 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Oakland City Administrator says civilian oversight of police faces roadblocks

Under CC license from Flickr user vision63

The last decade has seen more than a hundred officer-involved shootings – 39 of them fatal. When one of those shootings happens, OPD’s Internal Affairs division automatically investigates. But these investigations have been widely criticized.

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