Steven T. Jones

Petitions demand more BART police prosecutions

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By Joe Sciarrillo

Civil rights leaders today delivered about 20,000 petitions to Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff urging him to prosecute BART police officer Tony Pirone for punching passenger Oscar Grant shortly before Grant was shot to death on New Year’s Day by fellow officer Johannes Mehserle, who Orloff has charged with murder.

The activists were led by ColorOfChange.org, which released a statement criticizing Orloff "failing to uphold California law in his refusal to bring charges against BART police officer Tony Pirone," who was captured on video punching Grant in Read more »

American Apparel makes amends with the Mission

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By Steven T. Jones

When Mission residents mounted an opposition campaign to an American Apparel opening a store on Valencia Street, the chain didn't respond very well and ended up being denied by the Planning Commission last week. Read more »

Free the prisoners!

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SEIU preaches unity while trying to divide and conquer CNA

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American Apparel denied store on Valencia

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American Apparel, which is known for sexy ads and fairly progressive labor practices, failed to convince San Franciscans to let them open a fourth store here. Read more »

Yet another example of VVM ethics (or lack thereof)

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Did VVM hire these people to game Digg?

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Labor war widens

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Regular protests mark Oscar Grant's death

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Editor’s Note: Protests over the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day, for which former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle has been charged with murder, have been regular events in Oakland, includi Read more »

Feld avoids the spotlight during Ringling trial

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Editor's Note: Former KTVU anchor Leslie Griffith, who has covered Ringling Bros for years and was profiled in the Guardian for her work, is covering the elephant abuse trial in Washington DC. Read more »