Cops & Courts

8:22am

Tue February 21, 2012
Cops & Courts

Occupy San Quentin protest large, peaceful

Nicole Jones KALW News

Occupy brought the movement to San Quentin State Prison on Monday afternoon. Over 600 people peacefully assembled in front of the prison’s East gate to protest prison conditions. The San Quentin rally is just one of the 15 that took place as part of National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners.

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4:14pm

Fri February 17, 2012
Cops & Courts

The Blotter: Friday, February 17

Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray on demonstrators protesting at UC Davis.
Jasna Hodzic/California Aggie/Courtesy

This week's criminal justice headlines.

How an infamous Berkeley human trafficking case fueled reform Advocates for increased prison terms say 10-year-old sex trafficking case changed conversation. (SF Public Press)

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3:38pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Cops & Courts

Commentary: UC Berkeley sex soliciting

A little over a year ago, UC Berkeley police arrested a university lecturer on campus for allegedly soliciting lewd acts in a campus bathroom.  He’s suing citing sexual discrimination and invalid basis of arrest. The lecturer, who remains anonymous, retained attorney Bruce Nickerson, who says the arrest targets and threatens gay men. Holly Kernan interviewd Nickerson on Crosscurrents earlier this month.

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1:15pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Cops & Courts

CDCR inmate dies in huger strike

Corcoran State Prison
Photo Courtesy of CDCR

A spokesperson with California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed that an inmate on a hunger strike at Corcoran State Prison died on Feb. 2 after refusing food for four days.

Gomez began fasting to protest conditions in the Administration Segregation Unit at Corcoran. Over thirty inmates housed in the isolation unit at Corcoran had also been refusing food since January for the same reason. On Feb. 13, all inmates resumed eating, according to CDCR’s spokesperson Terry Thornton. 

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10:50am

Wed February 15, 2012
Cops & Courts

"Killing the Messenger": an investigation into the death of Chauncey Bailey

In downtown Oakland, on August 2nd, 2007, journalist Chauncey Bailey was shot to death on the street, as he walked to work. The murder was a brazen act – committed in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses. Yet the truth about who was responsible for the death of the longtime newsman – and why he died – was almost buried by a rushed criminal justice system.

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