While some public defender offices have bullet proof glass separating clients from the staff, the Bronx Defenders has created a more welcoming approach, with an aesthetic resembling a community center. Both designs send a message.
As the Silicon Valley economy once again starts to surge, Raj Jayadev says this time the notion of the Silicon Valley dream, and who has access to it, should be expanded and democratized. This piece originally ran on The Left Hook.
National media attention may help prompt a public backlash against
abusive behavior by law enforcement in this heavily Latino region of
California. See addition at end of article from San Jose Police Department Duty Manual on "Onlooker" policy.
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions this country’s criminal justice system has ever known – Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), which guaranteed criminal defendants the right to a defense attorney regardless of their ability to pay.