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Category: Law & Justice

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.

Happy 4th of July –The Soul of America

Block2Block radio host David Madrid shares two soulful music videos that speak from the heart and soul, of the other America. Contemporary soul legends Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley perform two of their hits expressing their American experience.

Undocumented Youth Respond to Obama's Temporary Work Permit Program (Video, Comic, Audio, Articles)

Writing, video, comic, and audio diaries from a generation of Bay Area youth and organizers from San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco sharing the layered thoughts and emotions surrounding the new temporary work permit program.

For Us DREAMers, These “Bread Crumbs” Should Push Us Even Harder for Real Reform

A longtime DREAM Act organizer comments on the complexity of emotions surrounding Obama's new policy giving some undocumented youth temporary work permits.

The Danny Pina Story: How a De-Bug Member Won A Federal Trial Against Police for Excessive Force

Danny Pina recounts his journey that started when he got is arm dislocated and nose cartilage broken by a San Jose Police officer in 2009, to the ultimate jury verdict win in federal court a couple years later.

Two Realities, One Child

Just last April, ACJP’s youngest member was at immigration court fighting deportation charges. Yesterday, he graduated eighth grade. In the fall of this year, he came back from an ICE detention facility after being referred there by San Mateo County probation.

Arizona’s Trayvon Martin? Another ‘Stand Your Ground’ Killing

A recent murder in Arizona calls to mind another fatal shooting of an unarmed victim under a similar “Stand Your Ground” law

Bay Area Legal Leaders Move on From Their Posts

The heads of three of the most important, yet rarely talked about, legal institutions in the Bay Area are moving on. Author Raj Jayadev says the measure of their work can be found in the partnerships they formed with the communities they served.
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