Alex Emslie

Protests turn to riots in wake of Mehserle verdict (VIDEO)

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In the hours following the announcement of that Johannes Mehserle had been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Oscar Grant in the back on a BART platform on New Year's Eve 2009, downtown Oakland became a drama-filled scene that changed minute by minute.Read more »

Truce talks

Police, party promoters, and politicians seek a detente in the War on Fun

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All parties are hopeful for peace in the Guardian-labeled War on Fun after oppressive raids on SoMa clubs have stopped and the feuding sides — mainly the San Francisco Police Department and nightclub owners — are sitting down to truce talks brokered in part by the fledgling California Music and Culture Association (CMAC).Read more »