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A statue named for Sir Francis Drake in Marin County.
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Mike DeWald
July 29, 2020 - 12:42 pm
Marin County has one less symbol of Sir Francis Drake, after city officials removed a statue of the explorer and slave trader in Larkspur.
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A federal officer points to a protester while clearing a street in Portland, July 20, 2020
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Tim Ryan
July 21, 2020 - 8:49 am
President Trump says he may send federal troops to Oakland. Local leaders and lawyers say they plan to push back against that move.
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Sam Masterson
July 20, 2020 - 2:18 pm
Felony charges for couple who flourished guns at protesters… Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, in a statement, says “it’s illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in non-violent protest.”
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Protests in Santa Rosa, June 1, 2020
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Mike DeWald
July 14, 2020 - 11:52 am
A new report is alleging that police displayed a pattern of violent behavior towards protestors and committed civil rights violations during ongoing “Black Lives Matter” protests in Santa Rosa in June.
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FILE - In this March 1, 1965 file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hops over a puddle as it rains in Selma, Ala. King led hundreds of African Americans to the court house in a voter registration drive. At front is civil rights worker Andrew Young, and at right, behind King is Rev. Ralph Abernathy. Today's protests across America against racial injustice are being watched closely by people who five decades ago faced jail cells, bloody assaults, snarling dogs and even potential assassination in the battle against institutional racism. Young, a King lieutenant, marvels at both the sizes and the spontaneity of the protests. The former Democratic congressman, Atlanta mayor and United Nations ambassador recalled activists spending three months to organize for a 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, campaign in which King and other protesters were jailed. (AP Photo, File)
AP News
June 24, 2020 - 6:00 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bob Moses says America is at “a lurching moment" for racial change, potentially as transforming as the Civil War era and as the 1960s civil rights movement that he helped lead. “What we are experiencing now as a nation has only happened a couple times in our history,” said Moses,...
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Oakland's art community is working to preserve protest art
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Bob Butler
June 21, 2020 - 6:01 pm
Volunteers grabbed buckets Sunday to clean up public spaces around Oakland, removing trash and recyclables from areas where recent protests have been held.
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An overhead look at a "Defund The Police" mural in front of San Francisco City Hall.
Courtesy Brooke Anderson
KCBS Radio Weekend News
June 20, 2020 - 4:43 pm
A group of students responsible for a huge Black Lives Matter protest in San Francisco’s Dolores Park earlier this month joined other activists early Saturday in creating a giant "Defund The Police" message in front of City Hall.
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Activists say cannabis tax revenue should not fund police departments
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Melissa Culross
June 19, 2020 - 12:03 pm
As racial justice protests continue in the Bay Area and across the country, there are ongoing calls to reallocate law enforcement funding or defund the police.
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Tear gas used on a protestor in Oakland
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Holly Quan
June 19, 2020 - 9:54 am
Strict new rules are in store for Oakland police in their use of tear gas and rubber bullets.
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Federal investigators announce murder charges in death of federal agent Pat Underwood
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Doug Sovern
June 16, 2020 - 11:55 am
The man accused of killing Santa Cruz County sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller in an ambush earlier this month has now been charged in the separate killing of federal protective guard Pat Underwood in Oakland.
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