Cops & Courts


Wed April 4, 2012
Cops & Courts

Your Legal Rights

Criminal law surprises--special guest is criminal law specialist Stanley Friedman.


Fri March 30, 2012
Cops & Courts

The Blotter: Friday, March 30

“Targeting Muslims for surveillance not only destroys community cohesion, it erodes the trust between law enforcement and Muslim communities, which undermines national security,” said Ameena Mirza Qazi, deputy executive director CAIR-LA.
Courtesy of ACLU of Southern California

Criminal justice headlines from the week.

County's parolee recidivism rate declines under Brown's prison plan: The number of parolees arrested for new crimes in Los Angeles County has dropped since Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment plan took effect six months ago, drawing cautious optimism from some state and local officials. (Contra Costa Times)

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Thu March 29, 2012
Cops & Courts

Local youth respond to Trayvon Martin's death

Jabari and Gerald Gray
Photo by Colleen Higa

Criminal justice news continues to make national headlines, with the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Social networking sites are full of commentary on the killing. Many in the African American community are wondering how to talk to their sons about such tragedies.

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Thu March 22, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: SF Chief Adult Probation Officer Wendy Still

David Onek and Wendy Still

In Episode #30, San Francisco Chief Adult Probation Officer Wendy Still discusses the importance of building partnerships with city agencies and community-based organizations, San Francisco’s plans to increase services as part of criminal justice realignment, the unique needs of female offenders, opportunities for women in the criminal justice field, and more.

Wendy Still Interview Highlights

Still on Building Partnerships:

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Wed March 21, 2012
Cops & Courts

Getting inside the Department of Juvenile Justice

Juvenile offenders at EastLake (Central) Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles, from the film, “Juvies.”

Michael Minor is chief deputy secretary of the Division of Juvenile Justice at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. It’s his job to help shape the future for this department that’s potentially on the budget chopping block. KALW’s Holly Kernan spoke with Minor about what the role of the Division of Juvenile Justice.

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