Steve Early

Steve Early is a journalist and retired national union official living in Richmond, California. This article is drawn from his forthcoming book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City, to be published by Beacon Press in January.


Top Cop

As police chief of gritty Richmond, California, Chris Magnus embraced Black Lives Matter, all but eliminated fatal shootings by police, and cut the homicide rate in half.