A JUNETEENTH MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY NANCY O'MALLEY
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is encouraged by the good news that Juneteenth is now a federally recognized holiday, signed into
law by President Joe Biden.

Juneteenth National Independence Day, a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, became the 12th legal public holiday, the first since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

June 19, 1865, marks the day when news of the emancipation of those held in slavery reached people in the deepest part of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas, nearly two years after the Civil War. That day confirmed freedom for the last remaining enslaved people in the deepest parts of the South.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TORCH RUN
On the morning of June 22, staff from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office laced up their sneakers and ran to raise funds and awareness for the annual “Flame of Hope” torch run for the Special Olympics. We received the torch from the Alameda Police Department and ran for approximately three miles in a relay-style hand-off to the Oakland Police Department.
 
The event was part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises important funds to help Special Olympics Northern California carry out its core mission of providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 
 
Over the last five years, our office has raised nearly $40,000 with over 250 employee participants.

Donate to the Special Olympics here.

GUILTY VERDICT

PEOPLE V. YANG HONG

On June 16, a jury found defendant Yang Hong, 55, guilty of a lewd act with a minor by force.

On Nov. 13, 2016, the female victim was 13 years old; Hong was 50. The victim lived with her father in Fremont, where the defendant was a tenant.
The defendant asked the victim to help him download Instagram on his phone in his room. But instead, he forced her onto his bed and sexually assaulted her.

DA O’Malley was interviewed by the Washington Post for her insight discussing rising homicide rates nationwide.

The city of Oakland had 102 homicides in 2020, up from 75 the year before. This year, the pace is even faster with 60 so far.

“There haven’t been many cars on the roads or people on the streets, so it’s been open warfare for those who have guns who want to shoot at each other,” O'Malley told the Post.

To read the full story, see here.

JUNETEENTH & FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT AKOMA MARKET
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470 27th St. Oakland
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