Politics

11:51pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Mass shooting and mass media; European parliament elections

An anarchist symbol sprayed over Le Pen. Photo: Philip Kleinfeld

6:02pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Politics

Jeff Adachi - California's only elected public defender

San Francisco is the only city in California where the voters choose their public defender. Since 2002,  the city has elected Jeff Adachi. He comes from a long line of public defenders who have been fighting to give equal representation to those caught up in the criminal justice system. Every year his office takes on more than twenty five thousand clients who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a lawyer.

“San Francisco is the most progressive, pro union, lefty - and I'd probably be the poster boy for that in many ways.”

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12:00am

Tue May 27, 2014

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Tue May 20, 2014

11:01am

Mon May 19, 2014
Politics

Walking with purpose to combat violence

 

When it comes to sending a message to the community, one way to do it is to simply stand together. That’s what one Oakland organization is doing by organizing a walk every Friday evening in some of the city’s most crime-heavy areas. Since 2012, Oakland has averaged around 860 aggravated assaults each year, with many of the incidents concentrated in East Oakland. Although these walks are organized by churches, they’ve attracted hundreds of secular participants.

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