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To Whom It May Concern: Community Forum on Policy to Restrict Mail to Jails

Recently, Santa Clara County jail officials proposed a policy to stop inmates from receiving letters. A wide cross-section of county residents – families of the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, faith leaders, re-entry service providers, civil rights and legal advocates – met with the officials to share their perspectives as to why letters are critical to maintain for inmates, their loved ones, and the community as a whole.

San Jose Artists Rock Netroots Conference in Downtown

Only in San Jose can folks come together after a workshop on progressive blogging to a hip hop after party with San Jose's dopest Emcees.

"De-Bug The System" Shirts Hit The Streets

Silicon Valley De-Bug drops new "De-Bug The System" Tee & Tank, check out the concept of whats behind the shirt that's just not a shirt.

Adrien Broner is the NOT THE NEXT BIG THING

Everyone is saying after last weekend's fight Adrien Broner is the next big thing, writer Hector Gonzalez goes in on why you shouldn't get too excited.

1377 Years of "Time Saved" from Incarceration Due to Family Organizing

The term "Time Served" is used in courts across the country to show the amount of time someone has been incarceration. The Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project, through family organizing, beats charges and reduces sentences. In turn, they turn "Time Served" into "Time Saved." In this new running blog (www.time-saved.org), we tally the amount of time saved through this organizing model. As of June 2013, we have reached 1377 years and nine months of time saved. Click the image to see the stories behind the numbers, and stay tuned for more to come...

One Voice/One Drum: DEM ONE & PC Muñoz

"One Voice/One Drum" is a new audio/visual collaboration between three accomplished Bay Area artists: acclaimed San Francisco percussionist PC Muñoz, San José rapper (and this year's Silicon Valley Mentor of the Year) DEM ONE, and award-winning peninsula-based filmmaker Christopher "Paper Son" Woon.

We Speak Baylingual Video Feature: Young Gully

SV De-Bug's very own Baylingual got a chance to have a sit down and go behind the music with an up and coming Bay Area artist known as Young Gully. He is an artist from Oakland, California who has a lot to share from inspirations, first time performances, advice, and obstacles he has to go through to follow his dreams. 

Art as Magic: Adrian Avila Leads "We Grow" Mural at San Jose Elementary School

De-Bug artist and designer Adrian Avila completes mural at San Jose elementary school with 5th grade classes.

Healing the Hood: Photos and Report Back from United Playaz Peace March

Long standing community organization United Playaz held a Silence the Violence march and event earlier this month. De-Bug reporter Andrew "Society" Bigelow wrote about the moving experience, and Abe Menor shares images of a community marching, rallying, and healing the hood.

Raj Jayadev Interview on KPFA: Policing in San Jose//Transforming the Courts//Challenging Inequity in Silicon Valley

Thanks to KPFA for interviewing Raj Jayadev for their Morning Show to share De-Bug’s perspective on public safety, the power of personal stories, and how communities can challenge the courts,police misconduct, and the growing inequities of Silicon Valley.
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