By Noah Gaiser, MPP Candidate 2019 Editor’s Note: This article contains a discussion of police violence and judicial indifference against an intersectional person of color. Reader discretion is advised. Two weeks ago I found myself standing in silence outside Berkeley City Hall, head bowed, listening to Kayla Moore’s life story as told by her sister … Continue reading Say Her Name: How You Can Support Justice for Kayla Moore
By Miguel Dwin, MPP Candidate 2018 Prior to 2011, individuals convicted of a felony offense resulting in a sentence of more than one year would serve time in state prison. The state prison term was followed by an additional period on state parole supervision under the state Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). However, under … Continue reading AB 109 – Are State Inmates Really Better Off in County Jails?
By Shanalee Gallagher, MPP candidate 2018 Brittany Maynard was a 29-year-old woman who took social media by storm in 2014 when she publicly shared her choice to die on her own terms. She did this in the hope that others could have the same option. In the months before her death, she strongly advocated for … Continue reading Roadblocks, Red Tape, and Dignity: Policies for Ending a Life
By Meghan Hunt, Mills MPP ’17 and all around nasty woman Fighting Trump is as much about keeping up with what’s happening as it is about hitting the streets. If his whirlwind of executive actions has your head spinning, then these five tools are for you. Get the best information at your fingertips so you … Continue reading Five Tools You Need to Track Trump
By Dani Finck, MPP Candidate 2017 In the United States, if convicted of a serious crime, you are sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison. While imprisonment is by no means a walk in the park, criminals are still protected by certain civil and basic human rights. After all, criminals are still human … Continue reading Immigrants Should Have the Same Rights as Criminals
By J. Westly McGaughey, MBA/MPP candidate 2016 On 3 November 2015, Ireland’s National Drug Strategy Chief announced that the country will decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use. The move is intended to help addicts rather than jail them. This is a prudent policy. In contrast, the U.S. supports policies that go against the … Continue reading Adding Injury to Injury: Drug Policy Hurts the Sick and Vulnerable and Fails to Address Intended Problem