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Articles by Raj Jayadev

The Anatomy of an 'Un-Organization': Explaining #DebugScience

De-Bug's Raj Jayadev was asked to write a piece for Equal Voices News about De-Bug's approach and philosophy. In an opinion essay, Raj cites the Spurs and Buddha.

Thank You Kevin

Figured the best way to honor Kevin Weston was to do what he always instructed: write.

San Jose "COPS" Show Is A Bad Idea For Police Department

Bringing the show "COPS" to San Jose seemed a bizarre PR move at first, but given the timing, it can be downright damaging to police and community relations. This article was originally published in the San Jose Mercury News.

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson Gives Us Reason to Re-Examine Mandatory Sentences

He was sentenced to 13 years in prison, but due to a clerical error, was never sent to prison. So Anderson went on to live a product life in the community. When 13 years passed, and the prison realized their error, they took him into custody. This week, he got released, with time served. His case gives us a chance to re-think the absurdity if mandatory sentences.

Bronx Defenders and the Feng Shui of Public Defense

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.

The Untapped Movement: Why Challenging Mass Incarceration Hinges Upon a New Dynamic Between Communities and Public Defenders

By Raj Jayadev

Re-Booting the Silicon Valley Dream

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.

Don’t Just Say It, Show It: The Use of Video to Change the Outcome of Cases

This piece on De-Bug's "Social Biography Video" concept will appear in the next edition of "Cornerstone", the quarterly journal for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

Gideon’s Army Deserves Back Up

HBO recently aired a film around public defenders in the South. The movie highlights the enormous challenges the young attorneys face while trying to fight to keep their clients out of prison.

Echoes of ‘60s March: Sixties-Style Civil Disobedience Drives New Era of Activism

"The most captivating activists of today are not looking at the ‘60s as a history book, they are looking at it as a playbook."
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