Sharon Kyle: “The Restorative Justice Vote,” a one-day conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 19, will convene attorneys, social justice activists, law enforcement professionals, and policymakers in advance of the November 8th election.
Daisy Vieyra: SB 443 protects vulnerable Californians from having police permanently take and keep their property without a conviction.
Larry Wines: They’re all lying. Not simply “mistaken,” or “wrong,” but knowingly lying. You will see it for yourself when you watch the video.
Judith Lewis Mernit: The stories of workplace abuse are infinite and chilling,, and include “foreign trimmers getting their passports stolen, growers not paying them and throwing them off the farm, sex-starved rednecks paying more for girls to trim with their tops off.
Piper McDaniel: In the wake of the timber industry’s collapse, many long-time locals turned to marijuana to support themselves, while at the same time early participants in the trade began moving to Hayfork to establish outdoor farms.
Robert Koehler: They drove a tank (or tank-looking armored truck, designed to withstand improvised explosive devices) up to Rogers Park because a guy was running around the neighborhood naked? Who’s crazy here?
Peter Bibring and Catherine Wagner: Death of L.A. teen at hands of cops was caught on tape. But refusal to release video has some questioning policies, use nationwide.
Daisy Vierya: California lawmakers send Governor bill to curb controversial practice that lets police take and keep innocent people’s property.
Ted Vaill: It appears that Donald Trump has violated this statute by suggesting to his followers, many of who are gun-toting right wing fanatics, that they might take the law into their own hands and try to kill Hillary Clinton
Murray Polner: Justice has unfortunately taken a beating during the Obama administration, given its pitiless pursuit and punishment of whistleblowers who have been viewed by some as virtual traitors for informing on programs and policies federal agencies would rather keep from the press and public.
Victor Narro: Professor Kaine’s class taught me that the meaning of ethics and principles go way beyond the written word of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Laura Finley: To date, Zika has infected just 16 people in Miami Dade County and 422 in the state. Again, not good, but it doesn’t really sound like a public health emergency of epic proportion. Maybe it’s a lot about Rick Scott making up for the previous cuts?
Ivan Eland: Commentators have argued convincingly that the militarization of police departments has caused the use of aggressive policing, which has in turn spawned counter-violence, resulting in the death of innocent police officers.