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Op-Ed: Polly Klaas was our sister. We don’t want unjust laws to be her legacy
To many people, the face of Polly Klaas is a reminder of a horrific moment in our nation’s history. For us — her sisters …
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LA Times: Endorsement: No on Proposition 20. Don’t let police unions roll back justice reforms
Proposition 20 is built on a package of falsehoods about critical reforms that California lawmakers and voters wisely adopted…
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San Francisco Chronicle: Editorial: Don’t buy ‘tough on crime’ scare tactics, vote no on Prop. 20
In recent years, California has made some important steps away from mass incarceration, with its exorbitant cost, racial disp…
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The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat: Editorial: No on Prop 20: Don’t bring back harsh sentences
This isn’t the time to reverse course. However, that’s what would happen under Proposition 20, an initiative on the Nov. …
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The Mercury News: Editorial: Reject Prop. 20’s return to a ‘lock ’em up’ justice system
The last thing California needs is a return to the tough-on-crime days of the 1990s that largely failed to lower crime rates …
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Popular Information: Costco’s defection is a significant blow to the coalition working to pass Prop 20
On July 13, Popular Information reported that Costco, the massive warehouse retailer, was supporting Proposition 20 — a Cal…
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Popular Information: Three Corporations Backing a California Initiative to Incarcerate More People
The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have sparked a national reckoning on the criminal justice s…
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KQED: California Voters Asked to Weigh Ballot Measures That Could Reverse Hard-Won Justice Reforms
“A recent report. . . found if voters pass the ballot measure, it would disproportionately harm communities of color, drive…
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PPIC: Proposition 47’s Impact on Racial Disparity in Criminal Justice Outcomes
“…Widespread protests focused on the deaths of African Americans in police custody have intensified concern about racial …
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KQED: Report: Ballot Measure Would Put Thousands Behind Bars, Harm Communities of Color
“[Prop 20] would roll back a number of recent criminal justice reforms would disproportionally harm communities of color……
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KQED: Proposition 47 Criminal Justice Reform Projected to Save State Over $122 Million
“Five years after California voters embraced a ballot measure aimed at sending fewer people to prison and investing more in…
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The Appeal: In Liberal California, A Crusader Against Criminal Justice Reform
Assemblymember Jim Cooper is pushing to roll back changes that have successfully reduced incarceration. “Cooper has been a …
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Cal Matters: Any Spike in Repeat Crimes after California Sped Prisoner Release? New Research Says No
“A new analysis from the Public Policy Institute of California found that between 2011 and 2015, the felony re-co…
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