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News, The Snitch Public Defender: Deputies Involved in Beating Lied; Must Be Charged

Public Defender: Deputies Involved in Beating Lied; Must Be Charged

Earlier this week, KTVU reported the Alameda County Sheriff's deputies filmed on video beating a suspect senseless last year later filed a report that contradicts the video — presumably because the deputies did not know they were being filmed,…
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News, The Snitch Alleged Oakland University Gunman Declared Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Alleged Oakland University Gunman Declared Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that One Goh, the 47-year-old man accused of killing seven people at Oikos University in Oakland in 2012, is incompetent to stand trial. Goh was previously declared mentally incompetent in 2013, but in July of this…
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News, The Snitch Michelle Le Case: Giselle Esteban Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Michelle Le Case: Giselle Esteban Guilty of First-Degree Murder

An Alameda County jury has found Giselle Esteban guilty of the 2011 murder of 26-year-old Michelle Le, concluding it wasn't a crime of passion. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley expressed her relief at the jury's verdict, which was…
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News, The Snitch 10 Best Yelp Reviews for Santa Rita Jail

10 Best Yelp Reviews for Santa Rita Jail

With unemployment benefits set to end next week, perhaps some of you are devising desperate ways to make ends meet, like robbing a bank or cooking up a meth lab in a far-flung part of Alameda County. If you do…
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News, The Snitch Alameda Gun Ordinance to Go Before Full 9th Circuit Appeals Court

Alameda Gun Ordinance to Go Before Full 9th Circuit Appeals Court

The quest for the rights of ordinary, hardworking Americans to carry bazookas and roll Abrams tanks across government property continues its slow advance. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has  agreed to revisit an Alameda County couple's claim that a…
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News, The Snitch Safeway Sued for Selling Cheaper Gasoline

Safeway Sued for Selling Cheaper Gasoline

The price at the pump could get even pricier -- but only at your local Safeway store. An Alameda County judge has "hinted" that he will block Safeway stores from offering cheaper gasoline to their Club Card members and loyal…
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News, The Snitch GameStop Sued for Swiping Buyers' Private Information

GameStop Sued for Swiping Buyers' Private Information

The thing about giving away your personal information -- it's no longer personal. One Alameda County woman trusted a local GameStop employee who had asked her for her private numbers -- address and credit cards -- as she bought games…
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News, The Snitch Santa Rita Inmate Walks Out of Jail and Escapes

Santa Rita Inmate Walks Out of Jail and Escapes

An inmate broke free from Santa Rita jail this week, in what is being dubbed one of the easiest and most low-key prison escapes in recent history. Alameda County sheriff deputies noticed that 21-year-old Ismael Cesda, also known as Ismael…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro Debut Ranked-Choice Voting After Judge Upholds S.F. System

Berkeley, Oakland, San Leandro Debut Ranked-Choice Voting After Judge Upholds S.F. System

In the wake of a federal court ruling that upheld San Francisco's system of ranked-choice voting, three East Bay cities are moving ahead with plans to adopt "RCV" in this fall's elections.Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro will be using the…
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