Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: justice system

Oakland group launches non-police mental health hotline

On Friday, the Anti-Police Terror Project launched MH First Oakland, a hotline staffed by 12 volunteers with backgrounds in social work, peer counseling, and medicine -- including peer counselors,...

Understanding the politics of Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was never going to pick Rep. Barbara Lee as his running mate. He’s not a left-progressive-democratic socialist, and never was. So Sen. Kamala Harris is no surprise;...

OPINION: Defunding the police is just one step

Black Lives Matter and other abolitionist groups are leading communities across the country to recognize that the criminal justice system is a powerhouse of violence and white supremacy. Policing was...

On Juneteenth, Black leaders detail lingering obstacles to change

On June 19, 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston and issued General Orders, Number 3, which...

Generations of activism: Checking in with Cleve Jones

The LGBTQ community has already survived the tragic loss of Harvey Milk, the deaths of hundreds of thousands during the AIDS pandemic, and decades of discriminatory legislation. But lifelong activist...

We’re all outside agitators at this point

We all knew America was a powder keg and, we all knew it had to blow up. Endless police or vigilante violence against Black and Brown people – executed...

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

At a time when local authorities are working hard to reduce the number of inmates in county jails to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the organization that runs the...

ICE arrests at courthouse spur protests

“ICE is not welcome here! ICE is not welcome here!” The chant filled the air on Monday at a press conference arranged by immigrants’ rights organizations from throughout Northern California...

‘Families first’ public defender enters D7 race

UPDATED: A public defender who coaches girls' basketball at a Catholic school announced today that’s he’s running for supervisor. With about 100 supporters lined up in front of St. Thomas More...

The Chron’s embarrassing attack on Boudin just got worse

The Chronicle has been attacking Chesa Boudin and the concept of serious criminal justice reform since he first announced he was running for DA. The paper’s editorial page editor,...