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Profiles in Abolition: Abolition and the Radical Imaginaion

FEBRUARY 20TH in Los Angeles ABOLITION AND THE RADICAL IMAGINATION: FEATURING ANGELA Y. DAVIS, FRED MOTEN, AND MELANIE CERVANTES An event to benefit Critical Resistance and Los Angeles Poverty … [Read More...]

Drug Policy Reform and #BlackLivesMatter Movements

At a time when the nation reflects and focuses on the history, contributions and lives of Black Americans, our recent International Drug Policy Reform Conference’s town hall presents a profoundly … [Read More...]

What ‘Ferguson Effect’?

Despite speculation that police anger over anti-cop protests following the 2014 killing of an unarmed young black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri-and their sensitivity to increased … [Read More...]

Putting Governor Brown’s Sentencing Proposal in Context

Governor Brown has proposed a ballot measure—the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act—that could significantly alter sentencing in California. If it qualifies for the ballot—which seems likely—and is … [Read More...]

LA County Supes Considering New Probation Oversight Body

Los Angeles County supervisors will consider setting up a new oversight panel to monitor the perennially troubled probation department. The probation department emerged in 2015 from six years of … [Read More...]

Old Jerry Tries to Fix Young Jerry’s Mistake

Hang around long enough and you might see things turn full circle. People included. Like a comet, they come back around. Gov. Jerry Brown is a comet. He dominated the Capitol cosmos two … [Read More...]

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