.Wednesday Must Reads: Oakland Council Okays Surveillance Plan, Outlaws Hammers; Richmond Launches Pioneering Anti-Foreclosure Program

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The Oakland City Council early this morning greenlighted a controversial surveillance plan after agreeing to add safeguards designed to address privacy concerns raised by civil libertarians, the Trib reports. The council also voted to outlaw hammers and wrenches at demonstrations, after a waiter was severely injured earlier this month during a protest after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin.

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