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Alameda Police Officers Won't Face Criminal Charges in Death of Mario Gonzalez

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Violent Crime Soared During the Pandemic. But Does the Political Debate Reflect the Data?

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More Bay Area Officers Are Being Prosecuted for Killing People. Does This Really Signal a Shift in Police Accountability?

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SF Police Use DNA From Rape Exams to Identify Suspects in Unrelated Cases, DA Says

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Former Sonoma County Deputy Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Disabled Man

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From Credit Scores to Job Applications: California's Reparations Task Force Looks to Algorithms

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Santa Clara County Considered Building a Mental Health Facility Instead of a New Jail. It Chose the Jail

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California Moves to Dismantle Death Row at San Quentin

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'I Don't Have Words to Describe This Pain': Family of 14-Year-Old Killed by LAPD Remember Their Daughter, Call for Justice