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Spring Clean Your Record

Spring Clean Your Record

In welcoming the first day of Spring, most people think to clean out their closets, clean out their cars, clean out their offices and well, Spring clean. What most do not think of is cleaning their records. For those who have criminal records with charges that are eligible for expungement, Spring is a perfect time […]

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Search and Seizure of Cell Phones; The ramifications of Riley v. California

As the world progresses further into the Information Age, human ingenuity and invention continues to bring us significant technological advances in the fields of electronic communication and data storage, and many Americans find themselves relying more and more on this technology as part of the operation of their day-to-day lives. Everything from looking up a […]

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Jury to Decide Oakland Man’s Fate in First-Degree Murder Charge

On June 2, 2011 50-year-old Leo Dunson was shot and killed during an argument with Donald Britton, brother of Dunson’s neighbor Chantelle Britton.  Dunson had allegedly been stalking Chantelle, according to a news article at CBS.  Britton, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder in the incident, which he claims he committed “to protect his […]

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Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded, Oakland Suspect Killed Following Traffic Stop

On March 30 just after 9:30 a.m., two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle at San Leandro Street and 33rd Avenue in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.  Upon stopping the car, a passenger in the vehicle was arrested for possession of ecstasy, after the deputies saw the suspect attempting to hide something underneath his seat. Two […]

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Jail Escapee and Ex-Con Charged in Fatal Shooting of Oakland Rapper

In February of 2012, Brondon McDaniel, an Oakland rapper known as “Thudda Boy,” was gunned down by two men outside his Oakland home located in the 400 block of 105th Avenue.  Police believe that the murder was related to a dispute over money.  Now, two men have been arrested and charged in the murder and […]

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Oakland Parolee Suspected in Museum Thefts; Priceless Gold Artifact Recovered

On Sunday March 3, Andre T. Franklin was arrested on charges of violating parole and suspicion of burglary according to news reports at The Oakland Tribune.  Franklin is a 45-year-old parolee convicted on a charge of possession of stolen property. Franklin is accused of burglarizing the Oakland Museum of California; in addition to being arrested […]

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Oakland Man Imprisoned for Attempted Murder in 2006 to Be Released

Ronald Ross has been incarcerated at Solana State Prison since 2006, apparently for a crime he did not commit.  News reports at The Oakland Tribune claim that Ross would be freed from prison this week after it was discovered that several errors were made in the legal process, and that evidence exists to prove his […]

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Oakland Police Arrest Suspected Gunman in First Friday Shooting

In what was believed to be the first time deadly violence had taken place in First Friday’s seven year history, one person was killed and three others injured.  News reports indicate that an 18-year-old man lost his life when gunshots rang out at the First Friday event on February 1st.  Now, a suspect has been […]

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Oakland Teen Charged in Adoptive Parents’ Murder Admits Sadness During the Commission of the Crime

In January of 2012, a 15-year-old boy was charged with the murders of his adoptive parents in Oakland.  Now, Moses Kamin admits that he felt sad while strangling his parents, who were employed as a clinic physician’s assistant and jail psychologist.  According to news reports, the bodies of Kamin’s parents were found stuffed in the […]

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Man Killed Near Children’s Hospital in North Oakland Identified

Oakland’s 81st homicide this year occurred on Saturday night when a man was shot near Children’s Hospital. The victim, 29-year-old Lorenzo Ward, was shot fatally at about 9:15 near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the 800 block of 53rd Street. The location where the victim was shot is about 1 1/2 […]

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