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Oakland police cite FBI agent after gun stolen from vehicle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Officials say police issued a citation to an FBI agent last month after the agent’s gun was stolen from a parked vehicle in Oakland. The East Bay Times reports the Oakland Police Department used a 2016 state law [...]

Libby Schaaf, Oakland mayor, finds Donald Trump deportation announcement ‘ironic’

The mayor of Oakland said Tuesday that President Trump had managed to outdo her in the field of tipping off illegal immigrants. Mayor Libby Schaaf was reacting to Mr. Trump’s announcement on Twitter that “next week ICE will begin the process [...]

Libby Schaaf, Oakland mayor, calls Donald Trump’s bluff on sanctuary cities threat

The mayor of Oakland told President Trump that, contrary to his claims about sanctuary cities, her city would welcome any illegal immigrants without exception. Mr. Trump noted in a tweet that Mayor Libby Schaaf had denounced as an “abuse [...]
Legal Pot Is Notoriously White. Oakland Is Changing That.
OAKLAND—On a Friday in January 2017, the night of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Ebele Ifedigbo and Lanese Martin welcomed several dozen people to a cozy office in a marijuana-friendly part of the city cheekily nicknamed “Smoakland.” [...]

Civil Rights Nice Time! Oakland Bogarts All Pot Permits For Black People Arrested In War On Drugs!

With Weed and Justice For All Well, this is quite cool: The Oakland City Council has voted to use the process for granting legal marijuana licenses as a means of addressing the racial injustices of the War On Some Drugs. Oakland was already [...]