California Attorney General Rob Bonta
New California ‘Strike Force’ Gives Teeth to State Housing Laws
November 25, 2021
To advance housing access, affordability, and equity, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced earlier this month the creation of a Housing Strike Force. The team, housed within the California Department of Justice (Cal DOJ) has been tasked with enforcing California housing laws that cities across the state have been evading or ignoring. ... read more »
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer Justice Reform Legislation Signed Into Law
October 7, 2021
At Rowley Park, alongside legislators, community leaders and families of victims of police violence, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating a system to decertify peace officers for serious misconduct. The Governor also signed legislation increasing transparency of peace officer misconduct records, improving policing responsibility and accountability guidelines, raising eligibility standards and banning harmful restraint techniques. ... read more »
Black Californians Are the Number One Target of Hate Crimes
July 15, 2021
Miya Ponsetto, the Piru, California woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone at a New York City Hotel in December 2020, has been charged with a hate crime.
Two Californian men have been charged with a hate crime in Oregon for allegedly assaulting a Black gas station attendant.
A Berkeley woman was charged with a hate crime after she allegedly harassed a Black Amazon delivery driver, shouting racial slurs at him and physically stopping his attempts to escape the confrontation. ... read more »