police shootings

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….

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Cartoon: Blue-hoo

Clay Jones is an award-winning political cartoonist. See more of his work at claytoonz.com


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…



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…


Essay: Change agent

Sac council candidate vows police, environmental and economic reform By James “Faygo” Clark You may have seen me around town with Kozmo, my furry companion….


The thick blue line

Who should investigate peace officers who take a life? California isn’t the only state to grapple with this question. As a stricter use-of-force standard navigates…