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We did it!
Five months after the Oakland Police Department provided traffic assistance to Homeland Security Investigations/ICE in a West Oakland raid,. Oakland’sCity Council will debate a resolution sent unanimously from the Public Safety committee to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE and clarify the city’s sanctuary policy.
Video Samples from the November 28 hearing on the ICE Raid
On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a search warrant for the sexual trafficking of juveniles, biut there were no actual allegations of sexual abuse, no juveniles were removed from the home and the solitary arrest was for being undocumented. The 25 year old arrestee is now in the deportation process. At an October 5th investigation and hearing that the OPD Chief did not attend, Oakland’s Privacy Commission concluded that the raid violated Oakland’s sanctuary city policy and several statements made by OPD chief Anne Kirkpatrick about the raid were false.
East Bay Express coverage is here:
City Council members Desley Brooks, Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo have now initiated legislation to end the sanctuary loophole but need our help to get it through the full Council.
Oaklanders and other Bay Area residents who want sanctuary legislation taken seriously around the Bay should attend.