Berkeley school district teachers call for increased pay

District finances and programs like the Green Dot and the African-American Success Project were discussed at Wednesday’s Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board meeting, where a crowd of district teachers spoke during public comment, including several who called for payment increases.
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California needs to better regulate surveillance

Data from the Oakland Police Department showed that license plate readers were disproportionately dispatched in low-income communities and communities of racial minorities. This can create a “chilling effect” on the freedom of expression of minority groups. And it can reinforce already stigmatized communities by creating a “feedback loop” in which police are repeatedly sent to a particular neighborhood regardless of that neighborhood’s true crime rate.
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