Holiday Event Honors Kids Who Lost Parents, Siblings, Loved Ones to Police Violence

Justice for Josiah hosted a toy drive and holiday party for children left fatherless or otherwise bereaved by police use of force.

Silicon Valley De-Bug’s Raj Jayadev Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

San Jose community organizer Raj Jayadev has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow for his work with Silicon Valley De-Bug.

California Ends Money Bail, But Reformers Say Landmark Law Gives Judges Too Much Power

What would have been a milestone for social justice advocates instead exposed deep divisions in the criminal justice movement.

Artist Plans to Sue Property Owner Who Painted Over Chicano Mural in San Jose’s East Side

Jose Mesa Velasquez, the artist whose East Side mural was painted over last week, says the property owner gave him no warning.

San Jose Police Auditor Aaron Zisser Resigns Under Pressure From Cop Union, City Leaders

San Jose’s civilian cop monitor is stepping down, citing the police union’s personal attacks as a distraction to community-led reforms.

Officials Have Yet to Disclose Identity of San Jose Inmate Who Died in Custody This Past Week

A 53-year-old Santa Clara County inmate was pronounced dead at 7:33pm on this past Sunday at the Main Jail in San Jose.

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.