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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East Bay prepares for Golden State Warriors championship parade Thursday

In celebration of its 2017 NBA championship victory, the Golden State Warriors, along with the City of Oakland, will host a parade and rally in downtown Oakland on Thursday. Public transportation, such as BART and AC Transit, have been busy preparing for the large crowds with planned street closures and expected heavy ridership.
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