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April 10th, 2014

SFGate: Oakland official calls for end to police layoffs

By Will Kane San Francisco Chronicle If Oakland voters agree to extend a tax to pay for police officers next fall, they should also be assured that the city won’t lay off any officers when times get tough, Oakland Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan wrote Tuesday in a letter the city’s public safety committee. Oakland laid off […]

April 8th, 2014

Saving ShotSpotter

Friends – I am fighting to continue – and expand – our city’s fight against gun violence. ShotSpotter, for example, is a cutting-edge technology that provides police officers with the exact location of gunshots – when they occur. Unlike 9-1-1 calls, ShotSpotter’s acoustic technology can help fight gun crime by ‘hearing’ what the human ear cannot.  It tells police, […]


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