Five community members react to the city’s plan to “reimagine public safety” in Oakland.
He also said outside agencies must follow Oakland’s rules—and asked about those infamous Molotov cocktails.
Lyft claimed the tax would negatively impact low income communities, and several council members agreed.
The City Council voted to set up a commission to redesign Oakland’s public safety system, including a 50% reduction in police spending.
MH First, a program of the Anti Police-Terror Project, offers “socially competent” support.
Before a police officer killed George Floyd, before Black Lives Matter, before Oscar Grant, police shootings shook Oakland and started a movement.
Mayor Libby Schaaf cast the tiebreaking vote, calling efforts to further reduce OPD spending irresponsible and dangerous. A task force could be next.
According to the mayor and neighbors, last night an unknown group exploded fireworks, scrawled anti-police messages, and splattered red paint on Schaaf’s residence.
Coronavirus cases have suddenly exploded in Alameda County’s massive jail, calling into question whether the virus can be stopped.
After intense lobbying by business leaders, the City Council voted not to put the reform on this year’s ballot.