Behind Courtroom Doors

Why courts deserve the same public scrutiny as cops–an article by Felony Manager Manohar Raju.

Adachi: The Over-Policing of Black Women in SF

While citizens demand answers for the police killings of unarmed men of color nationally, an everyday injustice continues unabated in San Francisco: the profiling of African American women.

‘Stop Snitchin’ Culture Plagues Law Enforcement

The most influential Stop Snitchin’ campaign in San Francisco isn’t in the Bayview or the Tenderloin. It lives on the streets and in the jails, wielding power over those you might not expect: police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

Op Ed: Jim Crow San Francisco

Deputy Public Defender Peter Santina pens an op-ed on why San Francisco is not immune to institutionalized racism.

Op-Ed: Contra Costa DA’s Race-Blind Claim Doesn’t Bear Scrutiny

In guest commentary for the Contra Costa Times, Deputy Public Defender Christopher Hite takes DA Mark Peterson to task over Peterson’s claim that race has no effect on justice system outcomes.

Op-Ed: The Waste, Inequity of Filling Jails With Those Who Can’t Make Bail

You may think jail is a place for convicted criminals. You would be wrong. In San Francisco, 85 percent of the roughly 1,300 inmates in county jail haven’t been convicted of anything. That’s more than 1,000 men and women. They are there not because they have been found guilty but because they simply cannot afford bail.

Viewpoints: Criminal Defense Attorneys Deserve Some Respect

Read San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-ed in the Sacramento Bee.

Laura’s Law Can Help Decriminalize Mental Illness

In an Op-Ed, Jeff Adachi expresses support for the responsible implementation of Laura’s Law in San Francisco.

Why Audrie’s Law is Bad for California

Mandatory minimums for youth is a step backward, and won’t reduce sexual assaults or cyberbullying.

When a Juror Lies During Voir Dire

What happens when a juror lies about his or her past during jury selection? Read Jeff Adachi’s op-ed for the Daily Journal.

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