Cops & Courts

5:04pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Cops & Courts

The high cost of phone calls for inmates

Creative Commons

When most of us talk on the phone we don’t think much about the cost—it’s pennies. If we don’t like a phone company or can’t afford a plan, it’s pretty easy to ditch the one we have and get a new one. Talk is cheap, for most of us. But for the 80,000 people in California’s county jails, a phone call can cost more than $1 a minute.

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5:20pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

Urban Shield: Training or militarization for first responders?

Inside the Urban Shield trade show
Sandhya Dirks

For the past eight years, one weekend in late summer brings first responders from across the country and around the world -- firemen, medics, SWAT teams and police officers --  to Alameda County for Urban Shield, one of the largest law enforcement training exercises in the country.

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6:51pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: On Ferguson’s streets, echoes of another fatal shooting

Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Missouri police on August 9th. Protests continue in absence of a decision from a grand jury about whether or not the shooting was warranted.
Brett Myers Youth Radio

The August shooting of Michael Brown touched off protests and sparked a national discussion about race and justice. The 18-year-old African-American man was unarmed when he was shot multiple times by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Youth Radio reporter Myles Bess lives in Oakland, California, and five years ago he lived through the police shooting of another unarmed black teen, Oscar Grant. Bess traveled to Ferguson for the protests and the funeral of Michael Brown, and he sent us this audio postcard reflecting on what happens next as things quiet down in that town.

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6:23pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Cops & Courts

Coming to America

Under CC license from Flickr user Ross Pollack

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

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10:37am

Fri September 12, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 09.12.14

M.W. Benutzer

UN urges rethink on drugs… Illegal grows shrink in Mendo… Sungrown pot for sale… “Teen smoker” report causes friction… Ganja Yoga is relaxing… and more.

LEGALIZATION        

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