police reform

Actions, not words

Editor’s note: Sacramento’s mayor promises police reforms, but will rank-and-file go along? After hundreds of protestors staged a die-in near his home Friday evening, Mayor…

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Songs for social justice

Sacramento bands help fans amplify in-person protests with online cash Since March, the online music platform Bandcamp has waived its fees on the first Friday…


The right response to George Floyd

Essay: Instead of a curfew and the National Guard, Sacramento should be defunding police and limiting use-of-force By Katie Valenzuela When I watched the video…


Racism infects America

Essay: Words are not enough to heal what’s wrong with our communities and law enforcement By Reuven H. Taff A young black Jewish couple in…



Protests during a pandemic

Officials are concerned that crowded marches will lead to a spike in Sacramento COVID-19 cases The immediate priority for Sacramento officials is to find the…




Under the microscope

Editor’s note: LaTesha Watson is Sacramento’s new public safety watchdog. She’s been under scrutiny, herself. The person may not be a household name, but the…


No justice, no surprise

City Hall tries to turn page on the Stephon Clark case without acknowledging that every review of his death relied on the police investigation of…