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Category: Law & Justice

Family Bonds Triumph Over Life Sentence

Two pictures, one family. An image showing the power of how family bonds and voice can change the outcome of cases when someone is being wrongly prosecuted.

Community Leader Elvira Zayas Released

A victory for family and loved ones who have fought and supported the release of Elvira Zayas for the last 3 weeks. Arrested on charges that were up to 10 years max, Zayas was released on Tuesday night at 9:30pm and reunited with family and community yesterday. Photos are taken by Elvira's older brother Alex Zayas and Jean Melesaine.

When A Community Leader Is Falsely Arrested

When San Francisco Police officers falsely arrested 19 year old Latina superstar Elvira Zayas, they didn't realize how much community would come in force in efforts to support her release. While the trial continues, so does the support from the community of artists, community leaders, and caring members who fight for her arrival home.

A Haroldinho Communique: Justice for Alan Blueford

Shot to death by the Oakland Police Dept., Alan Blueford was a student just months away from high school graduation. This video highlights one of the community events held in his honor.

San Jose’s Second Gang War Has Begun

Enrique Flores, Director of the Corazon Project, gives historical context to the current tide of violence on San Jose streets. The Corazon Project is an effort to engage youth to help stop violence in the community.

The Block Is Hot -- David Madrid on San Jose's Rise in Street Violence

As political leaders and law enforcement attempt to determine what has caused the tremendous bloodshed in the past couple of weeks in San Jose; writer, youth worker, and radio host David Madrid shares another perspective on the violence.

"Sisters That Been There" Graduates Their First Class

Steeda Mcgruder was incarcerated with a dream to help the women she was locked up with to find themselves. That dream has been made real with her counseling group "Sisters That Been There". Here is the commencement by Steeda from the first graduation.

Prop. 34 Would End Calif. Death Penalty

A report that the death penalty cost California $4 billion, plus increasing exonerations have built support in the fall election to end executions.

Back Home With a Harley — One ACJP Member’s Vision of Justice Comes True

We first met Benny when he had a homemade sign that read, "Need a Lawyer." He became one of our first civil court victories, and is now living his dream.

Why the Anaheim Police Killings Should be of National Concern

Police killings in Anaheim, California sparked local community protests, which were met with K-9 dogs and rubber bullets by police. An anonymous commentator says the Anaheim incidents is a national issue.
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