Poverty/Justice

Prop. 57 Changes Ahead? Legal Issues Make it Likely: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters questions the future of Proposition 57, the criminal reform initiative passed in 2016 with support from Gov. Jerry Brown. The law allows for early release of some convicts, but exempts certain violent crimes, taken ...

Did Far-Right Extremist Violence Explode in 2017?

Opinion by William Parkin, Seattle University; Joshua D. Freilich, City University of New York, and Steven Chermak, Michigan State University Intense media coverage of a so-called “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly...

Hate Crimes Up in California, But Not in Valley

Reported hate crimes may be increasing in California, but in the bigger Valley cities, things remain relatively unchanged. The city of Fresno saw three more hate crimes in 2016 than the previous year. That is balanced by decreases in Clovis, Selma, Hanford and...
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