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Don't Judge Persky Decision, or Any Sentence, in a Vacuum

Before retiring as a public defender, Aram James handled thousands of probation violations. In his essay, he writes that to fully evaluate Judge Persky's sentence of Brock Turner, the public needs to account for what being on probation really means to those convicted of a crime.

Andrew Bigs Is On Tour, Bridging The Nation

DeBug's own Andrew Bigs is on the Vans Warped Tour for music, but while he on tour he is stopping in each city talking to community members for a video podcast called "Bridge The Nation", aimed to highlight the work of an organization and to raise the greater awareness of the advocacy & community work happening around the country.

De-Bug's Gail Noble Featured On Mic.com

Mic.com featured Gail Noble who has been working with families guiding them  through the legal process when they've felt alone. She herself knows what it's like to have a loved one incarcerated and facing time. Here, she is on Darnell Moore's series, "The Movement" with her personal story as she guides her son Lamar who is facing charges that were recently dropped.

Photos: Sonido Clash at Summer Garden Series

Check out a photo recap by Carolina Estrella of an outdoor experience inside the School of Arts & Culture in San José, CA at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for the Two Miles East Summer Garden Series with events from now through September.

The Truth About Life Is That It Is All Connected

This Week in Peace Chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. In this edition, Khalilah answers frequently asked questions from the people who come across the Dance of Peace, offering a moment of deepening connection and she invites you to participate in a new Dance of Peace class!

San Jose Families Rally Together for #FreedomNow

San Jose families who lost loved ones to police violence, rallied together in solidarity with The Movement for Black Lives. Laurie Valdez, whose partner was killed by San Jose State Police has been a leader in reaching out to other families who have experienced the same unspeakable loss, so that they know that they do not walk the long road to justice alone.

Public Defenders Join Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Police Violence at San Jose #FreedomNow Action

On July 21st, San Jose joined a #FreedomNow national day of action with the Black Lives Matter movement. The rally held at City Hall was lead by families who had lost loved ones to police violence. Joining the action were Santa Clara County Public Defenders Jennifer Redding and Sajid Khan, who both spoke about racial injustices they say daily in the court system. Below are Khan's remarks to the crowd.

Who Created This Monster? A Comic Review of Trump's Campaign

As the Republican National Convention is underway and Trump's candidacy has unofficially been declared, illustrator Marco Jimenez and designer Quynh-Mai Nguyen present a comic commentary on his campaign.

Oaxacan Teachers Fighting Education Refom - A History of Repression in Mexico

In Mexico the story of Oaxacan teachers protesting is not an incident, but rather a history of repression, explains Marco Jimenez. Last month a violent clash left an unconfirmed number of protesters dead and hundreds more injured. The ongoing fight for the free education of Mexico's poorest children is a battle that many have given their lives for as they attempt to halt education reforms that would effectively shutdown the much needed rural school system.

My Student the Police Killed — Anthony Nuñez

Last year, when De-Bug Art Director Adrian Avila was teaching art classes at an alternative school in San Jose, he met a young man that would help him carry supplies, crack jokes, and loved to rap. Then last week he saw pictures of his smiling student in his news feeds -- as a victim of a fatal police shooting. Here, Avila reflects on Anthony Nuñez as the student he got to meet doing art.
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