Tell your council member today to postpone the promotion of Interim Chief Jen Louis until the investigations by the city manager and Police Accountability Board are completed.
From 2012 to 2016, black and Latino civilians were twice as likely as whites and Asian-Americans to be subjected to a police stop that yielded no enforcement action. It is taking too long to figure out why.
Racial disparities in policing in Berkeley are well documented, and in fact, are worsening. City management must act soon to address these and other concerns.
The proposal is a compromise between those who advocated for an even stronger body similar to the one in Oakland and those who felt there was little need for change to the PRC.
Berkeley’s civic commissions play a larger role than is generally recognized in resistance movements.
It is zero hour for the defense of the right of homeless people in Berkeley to simply be. This Tuesday, Mayor Bates and Council members Maio, Droste, and Capitelli are proposing, for the nth time in 25 years, to add new status offenses to the docket. These new “crimes” will result in fines and jail […]