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A look at Bill Bratton's crime rate track record

With the City of Oakland now bringing in a big name lawman to help fight crime -- we have a look at his track record.

Federal takeover of Oakland police offers opportunities in new year
By Mike Males & Anthony Bernier Oakland, California's, troubled police department is the first ever to be taken over completely by a federal judge and his appointed director. Oakland's newest police chief, Howard Jordan, the fifth in a recent succession, has proven unable to reform a department plagued by systematic police brutality and racial profiling and, despite exorbitant budgets, chronic understaffing, abysmal crime-solving rates, and a severely backlogged laboratory. U.S. District…
Report: Monitor's findings shed poor light on Oakland's police department
Report: Monitor's findings shed poor light on Oakland's police department Oakland Tribune, October 3, 2012
Why a Curfew in Oakland Is Still a Bad Idea
Why a Curfew in Oakland Is Still a Bad Idea East Bay Express, August 16, 2012
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew ABC7 News, August 3, 2012
Alameda County Ahead of Curve With Realignment
Alameda County Ahead of Curve With Realignment California Progress Report, July 25, 2012
Accused Probation Chief Is Face of Juvenile Justice Reform Effort
Accused Probation Chief Is Face of Juvenile Justice Reform Effort Bay Citizen, February 15, 2012
Bold and innovative leadership from Alameda County
Alameda County's Chief Probation Officer David Muhammad demonstrates innovative and determined leadership through his new approach to serving juvenile justice involved youth.  He employs a youth development framework that views youthful offenders not simply as a "bundle of needs and problems", but rather as individuals with real resiliency and strengths that can be incorporated into their plan for rehabilitation and reentry.  In his recent keynote address at the California Wellness…
Alameda County realignment plan 'ambitious' but moving in the right direction
Alameda County realignment plan 'ambitious' but moving in the right direction Oakland Tribune, December 11, 2011
Oakland right to be skeptical of curfews
Oakland right to be skeptical of curfews San Francisco Chronicle, October 18, 2011
To Curb Juvenile Crime and Violence, Oakland Debates Teen Curfew
To Curb Juvenile Crime and Violence, Oakland Debates Teen Curfew Bay Citizen, October 4, 2011
Counties feeling strain as state realigns juvenile justice model
Counties feeling strain as state realigns juvenile justice model San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2011.
The Unmaking of a Justice System
The Unmaking of a Justice System East Bay Express, October 4, 2006
Alameda County At The Crossroads Of Juvenile Justice Reform: A National Disgrace -- Or A National Model?
Alameda County At The Crossroads Of Juvenile Justice Reform: A National Disgrace -- Or A National Model?
A Preliminary Analysis Of Detention Expansion In Alameda County
A Preliminary Analysis Of Detention Expansion In Alameda County

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