Cops & Courts

5:40pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Cops & Courts

Former inmate turned activist discusses the struggles of life outside of prison

www.prisonerswithchildren.org

In 1969, Dorsey Nunn was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man. After serving 12 years of his sentence, Nunn was paroled in 1981. Back on the outside, he realized there was very little help for him or people like him to make new lives. He took matters into his own hands and started working with other formerly incarcerated people to address issues of employment, education, and voting rights. 

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9:54am

Fri October 24, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 10.24.14

transmitdistort

Marijuana’s Schedule 1 classification hearings start today… Fresno: less violence since ban on outdoor grow sites… Guides to election issues… Events… and more

LEGALIZATION        

Edibles ban withdrawn in Colorado // DenverPost.com        Monday saw a proposal to stop sales of most edible forms of recreational marijuana; Tuesday saw the withdrawal of that proposal.

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9:52am

Fri October 17, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 10.17.14

transmitdistort

Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke…  and more

LEGALIZATION        

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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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