Alameda Sun: County Turns Down Urban Security Funds, April 23, 2019


Alameda residents criticized the last Urban Shield event on Sept. 9, 2018, after SWAT team personnel held a mock hostage rescue at an area of Alameda Point the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs agreed not to use for this purpose. An Urban Shield tactical team staged a demonstration at Alameda Point that involved participants firing blanks near a colony of the endangered least tern (“Urban Shield Practice at Point Included Gunfire,” Sept. 13, 2018).