Informant http://kalw.org en New policy means more chances for inmates leaving prison http://kalw.org/post/new-policy-means-more-chances-inmates-leaving-prison <p>Imagine you’re 18 years old and you commit a crime. A robbery. You go to prison at one of the only women’s facilities in the state. You get out a year later, on parole – and you’re back in the same neighborhood where you first got in trouble. You commit another crime. And the cycle starts all over again. That’s what happened to Courtney Samson.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:45:32 +0000 Nicole Jones 16498 at http://kalw.org New policy means more chances for inmates leaving prison Wrongfully convicted man still fighting to save his name after prison http://kalw.org/post/wrongfully-convicted-man-still-fighting-save-his-name-after-prison <p>It&#39;s the early 90s. Young people are watching MTV, their parents <em>Twin Peaks</em>. Maurice Caldwell is 22 years old and lives in the Alemany projects in Bernal Heights, on the same streets where he grew up. He works in an industrial warehouse in Hayward and likes to hang out with his friends.</p><p>But, he admits today, he was also a troublemaker. &ldquo;I wasn&#39;t a choir boy,&rdquo; says Caldwell. &ldquo;I sold drugs, from time to time.&rdquo; And, from time to time, he&rsquo;d come in contact with police.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Julia Lundberg 5820 at http://kalw.org Wrongfully convicted man still fighting to save his name after prison Today on Your Call: How have informant laws changed since 9/11? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-have-informant-laws-changed-911 <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px">On today&#39;s Your Call, we&rsquo;ll mark the beginning of the 55th annual San Francisco International Film Festival by discussing one of it&rsquo;s featured films--Jamie Meltzer&rsquo;s <i>Informant</i>.&nbsp; The film follows the story of Brandon Darby, a charismatic activist turned FBI informant. Since 9/11, the FBI has built a network of more than 15,000 informants. How much impunity does the FBI have for entrapment? Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 9297 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How have informant laws changed since 9/11? UC Davis pepper spray report reveals administration and police malfunction http://kalw.org/post/uc-davis-pepper-spray-report-reveals-administration-and-police-malfunction <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.259743231581524" style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium; "><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; ">UC Davis police officers dousing a line of seated Occupy protesters with pepper spray should and could have been prevented, according to a scathing 190-page report released Wednesday by a campus task force created to investigate the incident.</span></span></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:21:56 +0000 Nicole Jones 9019 at http://kalw.org UC Davis pepper spray report reveals administration and police malfunction Catching crime before it occurs http://kalw.org/post/catching-crime-it-occurs <p>Santa Cruz Deputy Chief Steve Clark has been with the Police Department for 25 years. But there are some things that even experience doesn&rsquo;t teach. Up until now, he&rsquo;s been trained to respond to incidents.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:35:27 +0000 Nicole Jones 7721 at http://kalw.org Catching crime before it occurs