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COVID and crime

Editor’s note: Violence is up during the pandemic and police reform protests America’s cities have been hammered by twin crises—first the COVID-19 pandemic and then…

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Creating an alternative to 911

A new Sacramento office is supposed to handle emergency calls instead of police. Bridgette Dean’s job is to make sure it works. Daniel Hahn spoke…





Your weekend watch list

Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ may be the first great movie of our terrible Trump era There’s a scene in Spike Lee’s new Vietnam epic…


Real reform

Essay: Sacramento must lead on police changes. The community commission’s recommendations are a good start. By Mario Guerrero For the past several weeks, our city…


The wrong questions

Essay: For real public safety, we need to invest in preventing violence By Flojaune G. Cofer Our city’s current approach to public safety lacks imagination….


Deescalation and disparities

Attorney General Xavier Becerra issues more guidelines for Sacramento police Attorney General Xavier Becerra called Wednesday for the Sacramento Police Department to require its officers…


The loudest voice

Editor’s note: Sacramento council members are told the police can’t be fixed, so must be defunded If Sacramento City Council members listen only to the…