Stories about criminal justice
Supes committee to vote on Breed's Rent Board appointee -- and on a measure to control surveillance in San Francisco (which the cops are trying to derail). That's The Agenda for April 16-21
Senator says it's pretty clear he is going to win California.
In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.
A fierce advocate, a brilliant lawyer, he built the PD's Office into one of the best in the country. Now the mayor will name a replacement, potentially putting the agency and its critical work at risk.
Two candidates agree not to take money from DA Office employees, bail bonds companies or corporate PACs. It's a start.
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Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.
Is the US federal government finally jumping onboard with cannabis? What does it all mean?
Eight security cameras quietly installed at Alvord Lake, leading to privacy and policy issues.
And so should thousands of other Black and Latino men serving unjust sentences due to racist criminal justice policies.