Sacramento police

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…

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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…


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…


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…


Snapshots from the protests

Many protestors are wearing masks to prevent spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Elisabeth Bayard Arthur) People took to a parking deck to get a view…


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…