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The Nation: Why #BlackLivesMatter Actions Aren't Stopping

 “There are so many people out protesting police violence who are then met with police violence,” Nelson said. “If they didn’t understand how a Mike Brown or an Eric Garner could happen, they understand after a night of protest how a police interaction can become very violent and even deadly.

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Vandals Deface Freeway Sign Honoring 4 Oakland Police Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Police in Oakland are searching for vandals who defaced a freeway sign paying tribute to four officers who were killed on the deadliest day in department history. 244 more words

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Oakland Mayor Says Police Body Cameras Have Cut Use-Of-Force Incidents Significantly In 5 Years

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that there’s been a “significant decrease” in use-of-force incidents by her city’s police officers since they began wearing body cameras four years ago. 545 more words

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Suicidal Man Tased by Oakland Police Dies of Self-Inflicted Wounds

OAKLAND — Police used tasers to disarm a man who was cutting and stabbing himself Saturday morning at a residence in Oakland, police said. The man died from his wounds. 119 more words

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Oakland Reacts: Protests Over Michael Brown Killing Rage for a 2nd Night

By Alex Emslie
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Protests related to the Ferguson case — in which a county grand jury decided not to indict a police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during an altercation last August — continued Tuesday. 220 more words

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Oakland Police Arrest Man Wanted For East Bay Rapes, Robberies

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A 24-year-old man suspected of raping two prostitutes in separate incidents in October and earlier this month in Pleasanton was arrested in Oakland on Friday, police said. 462 more words

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Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: 'I Plan To Make It Happen'

OAKLAND (KCBS) – It was a major part of her campaign and now that she has won the race, Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf said she will have a “laser focus” on public safety in the city. 364 more words

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