Rashida Grinage 
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  • Robert Warshaw Needs to Clean House at OPD

    The Oakland Police Department won't be able to emerge from federal oversight until its new overseer gets rid of the police commanders who refuse to hold rogue cops accountable.
    • Feb 19, 2014
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    A newly released survey also reveals a divide within the department between an old guard resistant to change and new officers who want OPD to become a modern, progressive police force.
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Re: “How to Fix the Police

My bad. It's Walden Pond books that will have Norm's books for sale on sight where he will be signing them.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 07/20/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “How to Fix the Police

In addition to the presentation by Norm Stamper about how to fix cop culture and the Q & A facilitated by Reggie Lyles, Laurel Books will have his latest book on site for sale and Chief Stamper will be signing immediately after the event. You can register for this free event here:

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 07/20/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief Doubles-Down on Promoting the Cops Who Covered-Up the Celeste Guap Case

Troubling, to say the least. I hope the Police Commission will do their due diligence once they're up and running. We'll need all hands on deck to bring about the long overdue reforms that are needed to earn the community's trust in its police department.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 07/10/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Troubled by Police Mishandling of Sex Crime Investigation, Federal Judge Orders City of Oakland Back to Court

And millions more in taxpayer dollars now must be committed to ongoing Federal oversight which has already cost the City of Oakland more than $30 million. And still, the OPD budget continues to increase yearly with many millions of unbudgeted overtime.We are hostages on a runaway train hurtling down the tracks. We can only pray that the Oakland Police Commission will, in time, provide the kind of oversight and accountability that the City has thus far been able to achieve.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/27/2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Crucial Legislation for New Oakland Police Commission Stalls in Committee as Activists and Councilmembers Fight Over Rules

Thanks, Darwin, for this 'fair and balanced' presentation of what happened Tuesday night and why. We are going to request a meeting with Dan Kalb in hopes that we can agree on some of the outstanding issues that divide us and move the process forward expeditiously. But it is critical to equip the Commission with a structure and process that will engender community trust and transparency.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 06/14/2017 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Town Business: Marijuana Is the Most Common Bust Oakland Cops Make When They Search Someone

The hope is that the establishment of the Police Commission in the fall will provide a mechanism to address self-contradictory and incoherent police policies and behaviors that are costly, ineffective and incompetent. These incompatible and often disconnected practices are what give rise to the distrust many community members have in their government and the allocation of resources reflected in budget proposals. The community will need to challenge the police commission to ask the hard questions and demand explanations, and the police commission will need to review these policies and practices and fulfill the Measure LL mandate to implement policy changes when appropriate.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 05/14/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Question Police Partnerships with Federal Immigration Agents and FBI

I agree with Pamela Drake. We need more clarity here.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 03/09/2017 at 11:20 PM

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