civil rights

Noted Civil Rights Activist Dies in Santa Rosa

Aug 20, 2015
Doug Hostetter

  George Houser was an early and  influential civil rights advocate who had lived quietly in Santa Rosa for the past six years until his death, early Wednesday. We remember him today with excerpts from his interview with KRCB in 2010.

Police Killings Spur Call For Federal Investigation

Jun 24, 2014

  The US Justice Department is being asked to investigate the more than five dozen officer-involved fatalities in Sonoma County since 2000. That was the year an earlier US Commission on Civil Rights submitted its report on the 18 similar deaths in the previous decade.

    For attorney Isaak Schwaiger, a former Sonoma County prosecutor as well as a Marine who served in Iraq, a crucial pivot point in modern policing is the primacy now given to “officer safety.”