Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

SFPD officer Jesse Serna seems to embody the meaning of the word “gangster”. Do you recall The Chronicle’s series on the SFPD’s use of force? Well, this officer was identified as reportedly using more force than any other officer in the 1996-2004 period! And his stepfather is Commander...
Enough is enough. The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC) has been warned by the Berkeley Police Association (BPA), in a letter addressed to Chief Hambleton, that it is prepared to pursue court action in order to prevent the PRC from questioning officers about recent cases of drug use, theft,...