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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.

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.

Raj Jayadev Interview on KQED, Explaining De-Bug Science

Raj Jayadev was featured on KQED's Forum radio show as part a series they did on Bay Area leaders and innovators. In the interview he shares the philosophies and histories of De-Bug. Click picture to hear interview.

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.

1 Week at De-Bug: Family Brings Son Home from Immigration Detention, Other Family Stops a Life Sentence

Photos of a powerful week in De-Bug's Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP), where families fight to bring their loved homes home from jail, prison, and immigration detention. At Sunday's meeting, one family brought a son home from immigration detention after two years, on Tuesday's meeting, one family brings a son home who was facing a life sentence. To stay updated on the work, follow www.acjusticeproject.org.

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."

Raj Jayadev Interview on KPFA: Policing in San Jose//Transforming the Courts//Challenging Inequity in Silicon Valley

Thanks to KPFA for interviewing Raj Jayadev for their Morning Show to share De-Bug’s perspective on public safety, the power of personal stories, and how communities can challenge the courts,police misconduct, and the growing inequities of Silicon Valley.
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