police reform

Under pressure

Editor’s note: Sacramento’s mayor offered police reforms. Many Black leaders are demanding more. With no meeting this week, the City Council won’t debate police reform…


Cartoon: Blue-hoo

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A little perspective

Editor’s note: In Sacramento’s police reform debate, look at the bigger picture. The city’s rate of police killings is lower than the national average. Sacramento…


Take the pledge

Editor’s note: The “Sacramento squad” is urging elected officials and candidates to “just say no” to police money. It doesn’t quite carry the significance of…


Stopping gun violence

Editor’s note: ShotSpotter contract creates another flashpoint in the “Defund the Police” debate In normal times, a contract extension like this would be routine. But…



Fundamental change?

Mayor Steinberg puts forward his police reform plan for Sacramento, including an independent inspector general Declaring that “our community is crying out for zero tolerance…




Spend like Black Lives Matter

Essay: The change we need in Sacramento goes far beyond policing. The city must devote more to housing and social services. By Logan Dreher Mayor…



Snapshots from the protests

The Black and Brown: Shut It Down protest on Sunday started in Southside Park and ended at Cesar Chavez Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Gomez…




The recipe for police reform

Essay: Sacramento’s new director of public safety accountability says she learned the hard way By LaTesha Watson There is a sense of urgency in the…