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Among Oakland’s Dead, What’s a ‘Typical’ Case?

January 25, 2013 | 12:15 pm

Among Oakland’s Dead, What’s a ‘Typical’ Case?

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Tracking gun crimes in Oakland, the numbers are dizzying. In the past five years, there were more than 550 homicides in Oakland, most in shootings. Last month, a grandmother and a 15-year-old girl were among those killed. And according to data compiled by the Urban Strategies Council, 143 Oakland residents age 17 and under were […]

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Interview: William Bratton on Stop-and-Frisk and Working With Oakland Police

January 24, 2013 | 3:36 pm

Interview: William Bratton on Stop-and-Frisk and Working With Oakland Police

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Former Los Angeles and New York City police chief William Bratton is officially on his way to Oakland to help advise the city’s struggling police force, which is contending with a sharp rise in homicides and other crimes. Bratton’s hire, part of a $250,000 contract retaining him and his consulting firm, was finalized by the […]

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Oakland Residents Plead: Pay Attention to Killings

January 24, 2013 | 1:53 pm

Oakland Residents Plead: Pay Attention to Killings

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The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has opened a new national dialogue about guns and gun violence. In Oakland, where a recent violent crime surge has residents anxious, a group of committed demonstrators are pleading to be heard by the police, policymakers, and their own community. “Somebody died here, we need […]

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