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Category: Law & Justice

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.

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.
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