September OGC meeting moved to the 13th


Normally we meet on the first Monday of the month, but because of the hollow daze we’ve kicked this one back to September 13th at 7 PM.

Meeting ID: 917 0510 9012
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Perhaps by January we will start having “meatings” in flesh-space, possibly at the Long Haul.

Oakland Police Chief Fired By Police Commission

Thursday Oakland’s civilian Police Commission unanimously recommended that Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick be terminated and Mayor Libby Schaaf approved.

Read more in the SF Chronicle: Oakland Police Commission fires Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick.

Voter-passed 2016 Measure LL allows 5 members of the volunteer police oversight commission to dismiss the police chief with the consent of the mayor. Kirkpatrick had been police chief for 3 years, being hired in 2017 in the wake of a scandal where dozens of cops were accused of having sexual relations with an under-aged prostitute. Since Kirkpatrick is being discharged “without good cause” she is entitled to a severance package valued at close to $300,000.

Mayor Schaaf said that it was her duty as mayor to recognize the role and authority of the Police Commission and also recognize when the trust between the commission and the police chief has become irrevocably broken. Police Commission Chairperson Regina Jackson says the new chief should redress the OPD’s excessive use of force against community members, and move the force towards compliance with the with the consent decree and court-ordered monitoring imposed after the 2003 Riders Scandal. The commission is demanding a more diverse and respectful OPD that becomes a model of Constitutional policing and justice. Rashidah Grinage and members of the Coalition for Police Accountability have been calling for Kirkpatrick to be terminated for almost a year. Grinage thanked the commission for its action.

11th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil: Gone But Not Forgotten

11th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil: Gone But Not Forgotten (Fruitvale, 2020)

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, noon–5pm
Fruitvale BART station

We want to remember the life of Oscar and as we remember his life there are others who lost their life by community violence. We want to remember them as well. This year we will have a family who lost their son on the same day as Oscar. Help us remember him as well.

Come out and support

Youth Speakers | Poets | Artists | Community Leaders | Activists | Lawyers | Educators | Family & Friends

Commemorating the Life of Oscar Grant. We are ALL Oscar Grant!

Gone But Not Forgotten

More information:

“Anger, questions over Hayward police killing roils council meeting”

East Bay Citizen / Steven Tavares / January 16, 2019

The Hayward City Council chambers erupted in chants of “Shut it down!” and “What are you hiding?!” after the family of Agustin Gonsalez, the 29-year-old father of two killed by Hayward police officer was again denied answers following the shooting last November on O’Neill Avenue.

Gonsalez family members and supporters delivered several public comments during a Hayward council meeting last month demanding for information from police. The family said Gonsalez struggled with a mental illness, but had held a full-time job (…) Some family members demanded police body-cam video of the incident, in addition, to an independent investigation. “This is a story that cries out trigger-happy police,” said Frank Runninghorse, a member of the Oscar Grant Committee. “The police can not investigate themselves. It’s like the fox guarding the hen house.”

Read the full article on EBCITIZEN.COM