Karen Gonzalez: When the public defender told me my son was being charged as an adult because the crime was an “adult-like crime,” I was shocked and confused. My son was not an adult yet—why was the criminal justice treating him like one?
Ted Vaill: What is not widely known is that the State Department’s email system, when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in early 2009, was very antiquated and not reliable.
John Peeler: Anonymous FBI functionaries achieved their objective of resurrecting the email issue just when Clinton seemed to be on a course to win the election.
Andy Love: Having a client executed — a man who you worked with for seven years, who you cared about and who cared about you — is not something one gets over easily.
Eric Markowitz: The official arguments provided by California law enforcement groups supporting capital punishment claim that the death penalty provides closure to victims’ families, saves taxpayers millions of dollars and that repealing it would jeopardize public safety.
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Andy Love: John McCain has now made explicit what has been a poorly kept secret—that the Republicans will continue to oppose whatever nominee the next Democratic president selects.
Jamala Rogers: Videos have not proven to make such cases a slam-dunk because of the same kind of police interpretation presented in the Rodney King case.
Sharon Kyle: Known widely for his use of social media to promote social causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King recently posted a message on social media that offers 25 practical solutions that address police brutality
Sikivu Hutchinson: On a daily basis our youth contend with unsafe conditions that white teens in middle class and affluent areas of the city either don’t have to deal with or have a social safety net to shield them from.
Matt Cagle: Social media monitoring is spreading fast and is a powerful example of surveillance technology that can disproportionately impact communities of color.
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.