When San Francisco Police came calling in June of 1995, 37-year-old Aaron Williams probably didn't think it would be his last day on Earth. But as the pet-store-burglary suspect emerged from his house, a dozen officers piled on him. Police pepper-sprayed him, restrained him, and placed him face-d ... More >>
EKAphotographyAli Chagi-Starr, Van Jones (c), and Ron Dellums at Silence the Violence Day, 2007 By now, everyone and they mama has heard that controversial green jobs adviser Van Jones has been forced to resign from his white house job. There are many differing takes on the subject, from ultr ... More >>
EKAphotographyTurf Unity? Earth Day is supposed to be a day of getting closer to nature, honoring ecology, respecting the planet and each other. But a crowd of community members--many of them parents with children attending this year's Earth Day celebration at Oakland's Woodland Elementary School go ... More >>
Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that
When police officers and death coincide, the public has a right to the official record of the event
A Latino activist group has gained largely positive media coverage for organizing student walkouts to protest government social policies. But how admirable is it, really, to endanger young children for political purposes?