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It's one thing to engage in an act of civil disobedience and get arrested. It's another for a legal observer to inquire of the arresting police whether she can stay and observe until the arrests are ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 07:14 AM PST with 48 Recommends
My New Year's resolution is to become mayor of Oakland. Let me know if you will help. — Dan Siegel (@DanMSiegel) January 2, 2014 It's hard to do and say nothing while your police are beating, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 108 Recommends
It all began with an amazing victory: A federal judge declared California's prison medical system unconstitutional. In 2005, Judge Thelton Henderson found in Plata v Schwarzenegger on behalf of ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:08 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
It all began with an amazing victory. In 2005, Judge Thelton Henderson found in Plata v Schwarzenegger on behalf of California's inmates that the California prison system was in violation of the ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:34 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
It's bad enough that almost 12,000 adults are in solitary confinement in California's prisons currently, each with an average "sentence" of five years - some for twenty and at least one for forty. ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 38 comments on Sat Aug 10, 2013 at 08:23 AM PDT with 138 Recommends
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 10:54 AM PDT with 1 Recommend