police reform

Peaceful protest

Editor’s note: Mayor Steinberg warns against violence in Jacob Blake marches, while Councilwoman-elect Valenzuela stresses free speech It’s an ongoing tension in America’s debate on…

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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…


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…







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….