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The US government is using road signs showing drivers how fast they’re going to capture license plate data — Quartz
“License plate readers are inherently a form of mass surveillance,” investigative researcher Dave Maass of the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation told Quartz. “You look at something like a wiretap and most of the time it’s looking for a specific person and capturing specific conversations with that person. But here they are collecting information on everybody, not all of whom have been accused of a crime, in case they may one day commit a crime. This is un-American.”
privacy  surveillance  police  law  traffic  cars  cities 
10 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
have blocked off Franklin St. at 14th St. after apparent shooting allegedly involving teens.
Oakland  police  from twitter_favs
june 2016 by allaboutgeorge
RT : : 4th officer placed on leave in sex misconduct investigation
Oakland  police  from twitter
may 2016 by allaboutgeorge
Bay Area News: Oakland Grapples With Depleted Police Force -
Jakada Imani, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a community improvement nonprofit, and a member of Mayor Quan's transition team, says Oakland residents made their preference known for more community involvement and violence-prevention programs, instead of singular focus on police suppression.

"You could have a police officer on every single corner to lower the crime rate," he says, "but that's just not what Oakland wants."
police  oakland  cities  community 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Combatting the invisible problem – Richmond Confidential
“Violent crime is totally unpredictable,” he said. The key to the new initiative is in getting a handle on the city’s known criminals. ”If you look at all the studies that have been done, there is no time of day, there is no day of the week, there is no pattern. The only pattern is the person,” he said.

“Parolees, probationers, gang members, and drug users have a higher likelihood of being victims or suspects of violent crime. So if you target them, you can indirectly impact your violence problem,” he said.
crime  police  richmond  data  information  community  westcontracosta 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Shock and Ow! Taser Company Profile: Big Issues: GQ
"[...] The products, called Axon and Protector, intend to take electronic surveillance to confounding new heights. Axon is a camera mounted on a cop's radio earpiece that can record video of all interactions with suspects and store them indefinitely on a database called Protector is Big Brother on a BlackBerry, an overprotective parent's digital dream come true: a twenty-four-hour surveillance program that allows adults to monitor and control kids' cell phones, driving, and whereabouts. Both products promise safety at some expense to privacy and civil liberties. [...]"
security  police  power  law  justice  prison  health  technology 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Review finds no links to race, arrests - The Boston Globe
“Sometimes, they're just being a drunken jerk yelling. Often, they’re challenging the cops' authority."
conduct  disorderly  police  data  from twitter
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Bias Role Found in ‘Police-on-Police’ Shootings -
“There may well be an issue of race in these shootings, but that is not the same as racism."
police  from twitter
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Even anarchists like a little romance
"From a distance, when you think of anarchists you think of big boots and fighting with policemen," he says.

"But all the ones I've met have been very nice, very committed people. They believe in something and they want to find love, just like everyone else. Why would that surprise anyone?"
love  relationships  society  uk  politics  police  activism  community 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Former cop draws fire for alleged remarks to college students --
"If there's a news conference going on, I can't get in front of a crowd and say, 'He got exactly what the [expletive] he deserved.' You know the police should have beat him, you know. I used to beat [expletive] when I was in Chicago too. I can't say that," the article quotes a recording of Yarbrough as saying.

"I'd have to say, 'Well, you know we're going to have to look into this matter seriously . . . all of our officers, we like to think that they operate with the utmost integrity and ethics' . . . All of that [expletive] sounds good. That [expletive] sounds real good, but in the back of my mind, damn. He got popped. If he would have done it the way we used to do it in Chi-town, man, none of this [expletive] would have happened."
police  chicago  law  justice  college  illinois 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Model Minority "Thugs, Feminists and Boom Bap": Bart Police Kill an Unarmed Man, Oscar Grant, on New Years Day
[...] Let's be clear about how this is a teachable moment about who does and doesn't have power in our society.

When you live in a society where the people who taken an oath to serve and protect you, can conceivably smoke a person who looks like you in front several witnesses. You feel powerless.

Furthermore, it is reasonable for you to feel powerless and want smash the symbols of the power that you do not have.

Rage can only turn to violence when unchecked.

In many ways, rage is violence.

For many young folks, the idea is to carry a gat, because it is clear that no one will protect them. This means always staying
strapped. [...]
oakland  crime  BART  protest  activism  attention  reputation  cities  psychology  police  power 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
My Word: Dori J. Maynard -- When is a riot a riot? Did you see what I saw? - Inside Bay Area
After the 1992 Los Angeles riot, a columnist asked what do you do when you've marched and you've sung and you've staged sit-ins and nonviolent protests, and still you're told you don't count? I don't think he or anybody who uses the words rebellion, uprising or civil unrest was attempting to justify the massive destruction that devastated portions of the city. I think he was trying to lay bare the sense of hopelessness and frustration that can trigger a level of anger that has sent otherwise sane people into the streets.

It's not a point of view that comes naturally to some segments of our society, just as it's hard for some segments to have faith in a fair police investigation into the shooting of an unarmed African-American man.
protest  oakland  journalism  police  crime  justice  language 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Washington Post: Cruiser-Top Cameras Make Police Work a Snap
"It's a glimpse into the future. It won't take long before these things become pervasive, and the one thing we know about technology is it gets more advanced and cheaper as time goes on."
police  law  justice  cars  transportation  transit  technology  privacy 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jennifer Nix: Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul
"When people ask me why I put photos in The Lazarus Project, I say it is in the hope President Bush would flip through my book. Its main character is not a pet goat, but there is a picture of boobs in it."
bush  literature  history  creativity  writing  fiction  public  social  chicago  war  europe  iraq  police 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
National Post: Turning Toronto into a nanny state
"I think we need to be mindful of the kinds of laws we put in place because I think we can overregulate citizens to the point where nothing you do is without a penalty of some sort,"
toronto  canada  cities  law  public  social  police 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > nyclife > Gay Pride in the Outer Boroughs by Tony Phillips
"Don't forget, the South Bronx is still emerging economically from the devastation of decades of political and cultural neglect. We are a large community with a lot of complexity and particularities—not just sexual issues."
identity  gay  nyc  cities  urban  ritual  aesthetics  politics  police 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge THE BADGE: Walking the beat with pride
"If you take ownership of it, it's your place. You have much more of an interest in helping people and keeping the neighborhood safe. Community policing is more than just cops walking beats."
crime  police  sanfrancisco  community  gay 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
San Francisco Challenges / Statistics don't support official explanations for high black arrest rate
"[T]olerating drug use while harshly policing dealers result in over-arresting minorities and failing to stem growing middle-age addiction. Second, violence will not abate until cities alleviate concentrated neighborhood poverty."
cities  poverty  police  politics  sanfrancisco  demography  california  drugs  crime  jail  research  statistics  black  race  civilliberties 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
New Yorker: Rap Map
“It’s no longer just about getting tough or being soft on crime. It’s ‘What are we going to do about Bed-Stuy?’ ”
nyc  demography  geography  newyork  activism  aesthetics  crime  law  poverty  police  social  community 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: HIGH BLACK ARREST RATE RAISES CALL FOR INQUIRY / Range of explanations offered by experts, officials for S.F.'s disparity with other cities
"Today San Francisco, which is 7.8 percent African American, has the second smallest proportion of black people among the state's eight biggest cities. San Jose, with 3.5 percent, has the smallest, and Oakland, with almost 36 percent, has the largest."
cities  black  demography  police  prisons  drugs  politics  sanfrancisco  sanjose  oakland  losangeles 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 09/11/2006 | Bay Point burglary suspect held
"When they got there, deputies heard a crashing sound in the back yard and saw a broken second-story window. They surrounded the property and called Pittsburg police for a dog."
pittsburg  baypoint  police  crime  burglary  juvenile  contracosta  contracostatimes 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 09/01/2006 | Woman bound, set on fire in Oakland
"We got there and put the fire out. (The victim) was mixed in with some debris. We called police and (ambulances) immediately."
fire  oakland  police  temescal  women  crime 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/23/2006 | Robbers attack Pittsburg resident in garage
"The 49-year-old homeowner said he was working in his garage when two men with handguns approached him, pistol-whipped him and ordered him into his house."
pittsburg  robbery  police  eastcontracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/23/2006 | 2 girls hit by truck in Antioch; 1 critical
"The girls were crossing Davidson when they were hit by an eastbound pickup truck turning right onto Sunset, an Antioch police news release said."
antioch  police 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/16/2006 | Bethel Island pipe bomb defused
"A man found a pipe bomb lying by the side of the road near Gateway Road and Piper Lane on Bethel Island shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday , sheriff's Lt. Charles Skuce said."
bethelisland  contracosta  police  pipebomb  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/15/2006 | Deputies shoot, kill Pittsburg teenager
"And then he ran instead of going to the floor. The cops are trying to say that he wrestled him. I was able to hear everything that was going on. There was only one shot that I remember. No warning, no nothing."
pittsburg  baypoint  police  contracosta  guns  chp 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/15/2006 | Deputies shoot, kill teenage driver
"When the driver stopped, deputies chased him briefly on foot. One of the deputies fired to protect his own life, Lee said."
pittsburg  baypoint  police  contracosta  guns  chp 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/11/2006 | Bay Area airports, fliers adjust to terror alert
"'We've got extra staffing. The passengers know what the deal is. We're a lot better prepared than yesterday,' Davison said."
sfo  oakland  airport  police  terrorism  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/10/2006 | Funeral motorcade reaches Pavilion
"Witnesses said eastbound traffic was stopped at the Caldecott Tunnel to allow the motorcade to drive through. On Treat Boulevard, drivers were stopped and waited about five minutes as the motorcade passed."
concord  oakland  chp  police  crime  death  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/10/2006 | Armed robbers hit Benicia gas station
"According to a police news release, the robbers entered the station's convenience store and placed candy on the cashier counter. One displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk."
benicia  robbery  solanocounty  police  crime  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/09/2006 | Woman critical after Antioch crash
"According to a media release, the pair were speeding north on Deer Valley Road north of Lone Tree Way at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when Johnston lost control and the motorcycle hit the center median."
brentwood  antioch  richmond  motorcycle  police 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/04/2006 | Livermore karate instructor arrested
"Two juvenile victims reported Smith had inappropriately touched each of them at the karate studio. Smith was interviewed at the Livermore Police Department, where he admitted to inappropriately touching one victim, police said."
livermore  alamedacounty  crime  police  molestation  karate  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/04/2006 | Family, pets escape Martinez house fire
"When the first police officer on scene arrived, he found the fire had spread to the single-family home. Nine Contra Costa Fire Prevention District fire engines with about thirty firefighters responded, Gaul said."
police  fire  martinez  contracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/04/2006 | Walnut Creek gas station robbers sought
"According to a press release, a victim said the suspects entered the gas station's convenience-store section and one pointed a large black handgun at an on-duty clerk, saying 'Give me the money.'"
walnutcreek  robbery  police  contracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/25/2006 | Police seek Moraga bank robbery suspect
"Police describe her as a white woman about 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 150 pounds, wearing a blue bandanna that covered her hair, sunglasses and a blue long-sleeve shirt. She was last seen getting into a full-sized, light-colored Chevrolet pickup."
moraga  bank  robbery  police  contracosta  lamorinda  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/20/2006 | Richmond teen held in foiled robbery of cop
"The officer was at a Circle K gas station in the 400 block of Hegenberger Street about 2 a.m. when two men walked up to him and tried to rob him at gunpoint. The officer produced a gun and the men fled. As they ran, one suspect shot at the officers but m
oakland  richmond  robbery  police  alamedacounty  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/20/2006 | Rodeo pipe bombs defused; man sought
"They found two metal pipe bombs, each about 5 inches long and 1 inch thick and filled with black gunpowder with fuses inserted. The Walnut Creek police bomb squad came out and defused the devices."
rodeo  walnutcreek  police  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/20/2006 | All lanes open after Hwy. 24 crash, spill
"The truck, described as a dark gray Ford F350 truck with its flashers on, was on the roadside. Its trailer was leaking tar across the roadway. Oakland fire, Berkeley police and CHP units arrived almost immediately and began blocking off the site."
fire  oakland  highway24  spill  hazmat  chp  police 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/19/2006 | Not-so-special delivery at W.C. post office
"Basically when we arrived, a postal worker noticed smoke coming from the container so they put it outside. We inspected the package from a distance of about 5 to 10 feet and observed no off-gassing."
walnutcreek  police  fire  usps  contracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/18/2006 | Oakland crash hurts one; car into restaurant
"Police responded to the incident in the 300 block of 23rd Avenue at 5:55 a.m., and called Oakland fire units three minutes later, an Oakland fire dispatcher said."
oakland  alamedacounty  police  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 07/17/2006 | Robbers hit Walnut Creek video store
"Following the man's instructions, the clerk found his manager, who gave the robbers money from the store's registers. The suspects left with an unknown amount of cash, along with cotton candy and soft drinks."
robbery  walnutcreek  contracosta  contracostatimes  police 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/30/2006 | Suspects sought in San Pablo homicide
"Officers who went at the apartment found a man apparently dead from a single cut to the chest and took a witness statement, San Pablo Police Cmdr. Walt Schuld said."
sanpablo  homicide  police  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/29/2006 | Man arrested, woman burned in N. Richmond
"A woman was taken to a hospital early today after a man threw gasoline on her and left her badly burned and screaming, the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office said."
richmond  northrichmond  westcontracosta  fire  police  contracostatimes 
july 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/28/2006 | Parolee eludes SWAT team in Rodeo
"The caller also said Sprankel said that he would fight police if they came and 'he would take someone out before he goes back to prison,' Skuce said."
rodeo  westcontracosta  swat  police  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/28/2006 | Shooting injures one in Antioch park
"Police who went to the park found no victims, but they did find expended shell casings and a blood trail. Minutes later, Wesley David Brown, 28, turned up at Sutter Delta Medical Center with gunshot wounds."
antioch  police  crime  guns 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/27/2006 | Pleasanton store clerk robbed at knifepoint
"When the employee opened the cash register, the man ran around the counter, put the knife's blade against the victim and took several bills from the register. As the man fled, police said he told the employee 'Sorry, I have a family to feed.'"
crime  police  pleasanton  alamedacounty  contracostatimes  robbery 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/22/2006 | San Pablo man injured in hit and run crash
"He lives alone, he's never been married, he's kind of a loner guy. He doesn't bother anybody. He likes his beer and he likes his hunting and fishing. It's hard to believe anybody could just hit him, leave him lying out in the street in broad daylight."
sanpablo  police  crime  hitandrun  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/20/2006 | San Pablo police seek hit-and-run driver
"The man was found at the intersection of San Pablo and Lovegrove avenues at 6:10 p.m. Monday. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and listed in critical condition."
sanpablo  traffic  police  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/12/2006 | One arrested in I-80 hit-and-run in Hercules
"The off-duty officer's car was struck by a vehicle whose driver fled on foot, but was apprehended and taken into custody around 5 a.m., Kroncke said. The officer was taken to a hospital with head injuries."
hercules  chp  berkeley  police  hitandrun  interstate80  crime  alamedacounty  contracosta  westcontracosta  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 06/09/2006 | Pleasanton police seek exposure suspect
"The man is described as a white male in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build and 'spiky' blond or dirty blond hair."
pleasanton  exposure  alamedacounty  police  crime  contracostatimes 
june 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/18/2006 | One stable after N. Richmond assault
"San Pablo police were called by Kenneth Feliz, 26, at Rumrill Boulevard and Pine Avenue in San Pablo around 6:30 p.m., Contra Costa Lt. Charles Skuce said. Feliz told police he was shot five or six times in the torso at an unknown location."
richmond  northrichmond  sanpablo  westcontracosta  contracosta  contracostatimes  assault  police  guns 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/09/2006 | Teen leaps from car in Bethel Island chase
"The driver jumped out of the moving vehicle before it went into the water near a marina. The driver was found lying in the roadway 30 feet from the vehicle."
bethelisland  eastcontracosta  contracosta  contracostatimes  oakley  police  crime  cars 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/09/2006 | Alameda boy's gunplay kills man
Officers arriving at the apartment found a young man around 20 years old who had been shot in the chest. The man was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he died.
death  alameda  alamedacounty  police  guns  contracostatimes  crime 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/05/2006 | Gas thieves hit pay dirt strolling parking lots
"It's a little more difficult these days. But at $3.25 a gallon, thieves will be exerting a little more effort."
gasoline  gas  petrol  theft  bart  transit  police  crime  pleasanthill  fruitvale  fremont  pittsburg  baypoint  eastcounty  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge
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