Will the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Rebuild Oakland’s Police Department?

On Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 114 Montecito, Make Oakland Better Now! will sponsor a public forum, “Can Oakland Afford to Be Safe?,” featuring Chief of…

Oakland City Council Approves Bratton Contract At 2:17 AM

Arlington, VA – Thanks to Sean Maher, from the City Of Oakland’s press information office, this media release has the details behind last night’s Oakland City Council meeting and the…

Oakland Mayor Quan Supports William Bratton OPD Contract

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan issued a letter than may or may not bee seen or cared about as Oakland ponders Lance Armstrong and Manti T’eo. Mayor Quan is making public…

City Of Oakland Committee Approves William Bratton Contract; Bad Move

The City of Oakland’s Public Safety Committee has approved the contract to hire the controversial William Bratton in a special consultant role, helping, but not replacing Howard Jordan, the current…

Occupy Oakland: 1,127 Complaints Against Oakland Police

In a press release sent today, moments ago, the City of Oakland reports that there have been 1,127 total complaints related to the Oakland Police and Occupy Oakland. That’s not…

City Of Oakland: Oakland Police “Flawed Response” To Occupy Oakland Oct 25th Protest

The City Of Oakland admits what many have known for months, and almost cost Oakland Mayor Jean Quan her job, a successful recall effort would have given her one of…

Oakland Police Chief Jordan Talks Problem Solving-Officer Redeployment

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, concerned that the public has the wrong idea about the redeployment of what the City of Oakland calls “Problem Solving Officers”, wrote “a letter to…

Occupy Oakland Strike Draws 100,000; Violence Caused By 100

Oakland’s Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan (a capable and politically smart leader in a tough position) got the Occupy Oakland General Strike crowd count massively wrong: it’s not 7,000, but…

Oakland Mayor Santana Names Interim Chief, Where’s Mayor Quan?

The email from the City of Oakland’s media contact had a title that was clear as a bell: “Oakland City Administrator Appoints Howard A. Jordan as Interim Chief of Police.”…