Straight Outta L.A.: The Raiders Meet Gangsta Rap

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Posted on Mon, May. 10, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER The first four voices we hear in Straight Outta L.A. are Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, John Facenda and John Madden. This is a documentary about the intersection between the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and gangsta rap, and really, are there any four people whose [...]

State regulators cite Oakland hospital, police and fire departments

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By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times (LA Times) April 20, 2010 Using a new state law for the first time, state regulators Monday issued fines to a private hospital and a police and fire department for failing to report and prevent the spread of bacterial meningitis. The failure to follow safety and reporting protocol, regulators [...]

Oakland Gang Crackdown: Friend or Foe to Community?

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By BRENNAN McCORD (ABC News) April 15, 2010 A notoriously violent gang that has been blamed for terrorizing a section of Oakland, Calif., has found allies in the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, which have challenged a proposal to make it a crime for the North Side Oakland Gang [...]

ACLU argues against Oakland gang injunction

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The Associated Press 04/09/2010 OAKLAND, Calif.—The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is challenging a plan by the city of Oakland to sue a street gang—saying it could violate constitutional rights. The ACLU argued Thursday against a proposed injunction that would set a curfew on 19 reputed gang members and ban them from gathering [...]

Oakland to ask court for injunction against gang

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By Kelly Rayburn (Oakland Tribune) February 18, 2010 OAKLAND — Oakland will ask a court Thursday to grant an injunction against an Oakland street gang known for drug sales, robberies and homicides, City Attorney John Russo’s office said. Injunctions are designed to prohibit gang members from conducting certain activities — such as associating with each [...]

DA’s office charges 3 after East Palo Alto bust

By Jessica Bernstein-Wax (Daily News) 02/11/2010 Three adults arrested in East Palo Alto earlier this week in an anti-gang operation pleaded not guilty to weapons, gang and child endangerment charges Thursday, a prosecutor said. About 20 officers from East Palo Alto and other jurisdictions participated in the bust at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, arresting two [...]

Oakland man held in gang-related double shooting

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Harry Harris (Oakland Tribune) 01/28/2010 OAKLAND — A shooting Wednesday afternoon that left two men wounded and another man arrested was gang-related, police said today. The victims, one 30 and the other 23, both of Oakland, are expected to recover from their wounds. Police said that the 30-year-old is a suspected Sureno gang member and [...]

Six suspected gang members arrested after daytime robbery in Oakland

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By Harry Harris (Oakland Tribune) 01/18/2010 OAKLAND — Six suspected gang members were arrested Sunday after robbing a 22-year-old man as he walked to a store in East Oakland, police said. The robbery happened about 12:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of High Street. The victim was walking to the store when he was confronted [...]

Ex-Oakland official’s nephew sentenced

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Henry K. Lee (SF Chronicle) January 6, 2010 OAKLAND – The nephew of former Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly was sentenced Tuesday to a year of home detention on a weapons charge and ordered not to associate with gang members. William Lovan, 28, of Antioch, whose 2008 arrest prompted an investigation that eventually contributed to [...]

Oakland to seek injunction against street gang

Demian Bulwa, SF Chronicle Saturday, January 2, 2010 Oakland is poised to join San Francisco as one of the first Northern California cities to try to tame street gangs by slapping them with lawsuits. In coming months, City Attorney John Russo will seek Oakland’s first civil gang injunction, his office said. Such measures bar gang [...]

New Latino group unites Oakland youth across gang lines

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By Katy Murphy – Oakland Tribune Posted: 12/31/2009 03:37:48 PM PST Joaquin, a teenager with family gang connections, a love for Aztec dance and a gripping fear of premature death, saw a shivering day laborer one morning and forgot about his own troubles. “I seen him and I talked to him, but he was kind [...]

Trial of transit officer in BART shooting to be moved

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by Cathleen Allison (LA Now/LA Times) October 16, 2009 The transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed rider in Oakland on New Year’s Day cannot get a fair trial in Alameda County and should be tried outside the region, a Superior Court judge ruled today. The death of Oscar Grant, who allegedly was shot [...]

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