Hundreds in Oakland protest verdict

OAKLAND, Calif., July 8 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people turned out in Oakland, Calif., to protest the involuntary manslaughter verdict Thursday against a transit officer who shot a young black man.

Thousands honor slain police officers

OAKLAND, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Hundreds of police officers from California and as far away as Canada joined the entire Oakland department Friday for the funeral of four slain officers.

Mayor calls for calm in Oakland, Calif.

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oakland, Calif., Mayor Ron Dellums called for calm Friday following erroneous reports that the suspect in the shooting of an unarmed man had been freed on bail.

Protests over shooting turn violent

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Protesters angry over a transit officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed man turned violent in Oakland, Calif., smashing storefronts and setting cars afire.

Oakland city official placed on paid leave

OAKLAND, Calif., June 28 (UPI) -- A top city official in Oakland, Calif., accused of tipping off a nephew about a police probe, will be on paid administrative leave until she retires July 31.

Black leaders split on Democratic nominees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Top black leaders across the United States reportedly are divided regarding whether to support Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

More police, charges follow editor’s death

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The killing of a newspaper editor in Oakland, Calif., has led to a number of local arrests and prompted the arrival of a state gang task force unit.

Engineers look at California collapse

OAKLAND, May 2 (UPI) -- Traffic engineers said the explosive crash that collapsed a highway in Oakland, Calif., may have been an accident waiting to happen.

UPI's Capital Comment for April 29, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Washington Agenda-Federal

By United Press International


DENNIS DAILY and PAT NASON, United Press International
Ron Dellums
WAP96062013-20JUNE1996-WASHINGTON, D.C.,USA: President Bill Clinton meets with the Congressional Black Caucus, June 20, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Seated next to Clinton is Ron Dellums (D-CA), right, and Donald Payne (D-NJ), left. UPI ae/Elizabeth Lippman

Ronald Vernie "Ron" Dellums (born November 24, 1935 in Oakland, California) serves as Oakland's forty-fifth (and third African-American) mayor. From 1971-1998, he was elected to thirteen terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Northern California's 9th Congressional District, which has a Cook PVI of D +37.

Dellums was born into a family of labor organizers, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps before serving on the Berkeley, California, City Council. Dellums was the first African American elected to Congress from Northern California and the first openly Socialist Congressman since World War II. His politics earned him a place on President Nixon's enemies list.

During his career in Congress, he fought the MX Missile project and opposed expansion of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber program. When President Ronald Reagan vetoed Dellums' Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, a Democratic-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate overrode Reagan's veto, the first override of a presidential foreign policy veto in the 20th century.

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