The Editor's Back Fence
The Berkeley Police Department has sent out its periodic email with the subject line "Who are These Crooks?" Technically, they're not necessarily crooks, they're suspects until proven guilty. The page is entitled "Who are These Suspects" when you click on it, at least. Also, is it really necessary to repeatedly refer to the pictured suspects as "black" when their complexion color is clearly visible in the photos? In this context it's not a description, it's a racial term. Dog-whistling..
Shattuck Street in downtown Berkeley was shut down for several hours on Monday as an AC Transit bus burned (Berkeleyside).
Fired KPFA employees took over the Morning Show on Tuesday. (S..J. Mercury).