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Raj Jayadev

Jayadev, an organizer for the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project, shares his perspectives on current issues that impact the local Bay Area region.

The Story of Participatory Defense

We have told this story at dinner tables, conferences, and courthouse hallways across the country. Here is the story of how participatory defense came to be.

Photos and Reflections: Why Ferguson Shows The Need For A Court Accountability Movement

De-Bug was in Ferguson and neighboring municipalities last week as their courts faced national pressure from a scathing Department of Justice report. But we found the problem is not just in Ferguson. Read the reflection from Raj Jayadev, and view the photo profiles by Jean Melesaine, to meet the people who have bore the brunt of a predatory courts, and are becoming the movement to bring the injustice to an end. This piece first appeared in the Huffington Post.

Why the Movements to End Police Violence and Mass Incarceration Are One in the Same

Raj Jayadev writes that while "this new national inflection point regarding police accountability has led to calls for diversifying police forces, equipping officers with body cameras, and reforming departments, it is also an opening to examine and transform the system in its totality."

Shifting From Prisons To Schools: Redemption In California

Raj Jayadev writes how passing Proposition 47 may mean the redemption of California.

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.

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.
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