Campaign to Recall Aaron Persky Shifts Focus to Political Activism

Stanford professor Michele Dauber has carried the momentum from a high-profile judicial recall campaign into local activism.

Demotion Over Hateful Texts Moves to Center Stage in Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Race

A powerful union leader violated agency policies by failing to report hate speech—and the former undersheriff leapt to his defense.

Voters Recall Judge Persky, Replacing Him With Veteran Prosecutor Cindy Hendrickson

Voters on Tuesday ousted Judge Aaron Persky, ending what’s being called the highest-profile political campaign ever in Santa Clara County.

Op-Ed: Recall Persky to Stand Up for Victims of Sexual Assault

Santa Clara County voters deserves judges who take sexual violence seriously and who are not biased in favor of privileged perpetrators.

SJPD Watchdog Aaron Zisser Draws Criticism From Top Brass on Approach to Oversight

San Jose’s new cop watchdog, Aaron Zisser, has won praise from activists but criticism from police over his brand of oversight.

Primary 2018: Sheriff Laurie Smith Faces Formidable Challenge in Bid for 6th Term

Hunger strikes, an in-custody death and the new politics of criminal justice define the race for Santa Clara County sheriff.

Michele Dauber Pulls Out of Persky Recall Debate, Sends Colleague to Face LaDoris Cordell

Spokespeople from both sides of the debate faced off Wednesday in the first public forum on the Recall Persky campaign.

SCC Sheriff Laurie Smith Lashes Out as Misconduct Allegations From the 1990s Resurface

Decades-old claims of sexual harassment and abuse of power have come back to haunt Sheriff Laurie Smith.

Campaign to Recall Judge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Morphs into a Culture War

The #MeToo ethos fuels the effort to oust Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky from the bench in an unprecedented recall election.

Lawsuit: Jail Official’s Conflict of Interest Undermines Santa Clara County Inmate Grievances

Inmates and their advocates call Santa Clara County’s jail grievance system unfair because of an official’s alleged conflict of interest.