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The news of the settlement also comes as East Bay advocates are pushing statewide legislation to limit the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities. Senate Bill 124, from Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and co-sponsored by the Oakland-based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights , would...
"Imagine a Facebook for tracking everything from raids to illegal arrests, to verbal and physical abuse to killings of people in our communities," she said. Cullors will be forming local rapid response teams from San Diego to the Bay Area trained to provide assistance to people who have...
Patrisse Cullers, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and Truth and Reinvestment Campaign Director at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, CA, says "Our current movement is an important window into the past and what might be possible for the future of Black folks and their allies. If...
Within a year, Cullors told me, the Center plans to debut a “web-based platform” that will help communities track behaviors—both positive and negative—among law-enforcement agencies and individual police officers. Cullors described the platform as “a Facebook for...
Patrisse Cullors, a director at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, said the ACLU’s app represents just how important video has become since Holliday captured those grainy images nearly 25 years ago. Now, she said, the proliferation of smartphones gives even more people the ability to...
"People who historically have had very little power in the face of law enforcement now have this tool to reclaim their power and dignity," said Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and director of the Truth and Reinvestment Campaign at EBC. "Our vision is that this app...
On the April 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by talking about youth community groups that work to keep young people out of jail. They’re also pressuring the state to prioritize jobs and education over jails. What do...
Supervisor Keith Carson proposed the motion, and speakers from different community organizations and the Ella Baker Center urged the board to vote yes. “If you’re not investing in resources, a person will just go back to what they already know,” said Darris Young, referring to...
The proposal from Supervisor Keith Carson is to dedicate 50 percent of the county's so-called Public Safety Realignment budget toward community-based groups that work with people reentering society after incarceration. It will go into effect in the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which begins in...
The Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to allocate 50 percent of public safety funds generated by prison realignment on community-based organizations that serve the re-entry population in fiscal year 2015-2016. ... "This is something that's not just going to help people coming out of jail --...

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