Author: Scott Morris

Scott is an independent journalist in Oakland covering police use of force data, civil rights law, protest and neighborhood news. He’s lived in Oakland for 12 years, long enough to follow the A’s even when they’re terrible. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook.


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A video surfaced on Facebook Saturday showing a Vallejo police officer chasing down a suspect and striking him repeatedly with what appears to be his flashlight. The officer briefly reaches for his gun but then resumes hitting the man as he screams “I am God” and some in the crowd shout “police brutality!” The officer…

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During the massive Women’s Marches that drew millions of people into the streets on Saturday, scattered police officers in cities across the country were spotted donning “pussy hats,” pink knitted hats that became a symbol of the marches. Some women snapped selfies with the smiling officers, something that many pointed out would be extremely unlikely…

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