Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2017’

UC Berkeley professor fired nearly two years after sexual harassment claims substantiated

The University of California has fired the professor who sexually harassed four students represented by our office along with several of our Oakland Law Collaborative colleagues, other lawyers, nearly two years after campus investigators first concluded he had made unwanted advances and violated school policies. Read the Guardian article.


Water Protectors Go To 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Our client Vanessa Dundon is interviewed in this article about the appeal in our class action lawsuit against North Dakota law enforcement for excessive force.

Nov 20



Paramilitary Security Tracked and Targeted DAPL Opponents as “Jihadists”, Docs Show

As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to internal company documents. Read full article here.

Class Action Victory for Racial Justice Protesters in Berkeley

The systemic failure to hold white police officers accountable for racist killings and the Black Lives Matter movement sparked a demonstration on December 6, 2014. The march began peacefully on the UC Berkeley campus, but when it reached the city police station, the police blocked the marchers’ path and began using their wooden batons indiscriminately against both protesters and journalists. Read the full article.

Police officers with the Berkeley Police Department clash with protesters during a march in Berkeley