Cops & Courts

2:44pm

Thu December 1, 2011
Cops & Courts

What will happen to California's medical marijuana industry?

Under CC license from Lukasz Lech. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gibffe/2497417145/

Tonight, a show called "Weed Wars" is premiering on the Discovery Channel, and it’s entirely based on the Bay Area medical marijuana trade. The premiere has interesting timing: Yesterday, a U.S. District judge in Oakland rejected a request from dispensaries to keep federal prosecutors from filing charges against them. It’s the latest in a series of events that have been challenging California marijuana advocates, kicked off by Melinda Haag, the U.S.

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12:00am

Thu November 17, 2011
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Gena Castro Rodriguez, Youth Justice Institute

David Onek and Gena Castro Rodriguez

In Episode #26, Gena Castro Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Youth Justice Institute, discusses the unique needs of girls in the juvenile justice system, using her direct service experience to inform policy debates, partnering effectively with probation departments, using data to improve programming, and more.

Gena Castro Rodriguez Interview Highlights

Castro Rodriguez on Building Trust with Youth:

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2:48pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Cops & Courts

Protests impacting Oakland Police work, may impact federal oversight

Occupy Oakland made a peaceful return to Frank Ogawa Plaza last night following a march by several hundred from the Public Library on 14th and Madison to City Hall. Despite holding a packed General Assembly in the amphitheater, dozens of Oakland Police positioned throughout the plaza and the surrounding streets deterred any attempts to set up tents or permanently retake the plaza.

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12:00am

Wed September 28, 2011
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: David Muhammad, Alameda Co Chief Probation Officer

David Muhammad and David Onek

In Episode #25, Alameda County Chief Probation Officer David Muhammad discusses California's criminal justice realignment, his efforts to reform Washington, DC's juvenile justice system, the importance of building community partnerships, how he went from being a youth on probation in Oakland to the Chief Probation Officer, and more.

David Muhammad Interview Highlights:

Muhammad on California’s Criminal Justice Realignment:

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12:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
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Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Jeffrey Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney

Jeffrey Rosen and David Onek

In Episode #24, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosen discusses creating a Conviction Integrity Unit to investigate past cases with alleged misconduct and provide training to prevent future misconduct, his new policy on medical marijuana dispensaries, the importance of transparency in officer-involved shooting investigations, and more.

Jeffrey Rosen Interview Highlights:

Rosen on Creating a Conviction Integrity Unit:

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