Time for DA Offices to Create Police Crimes Units

The Coalition for Justice and Accountability (CJA) came into existence in 2003 after Bich Cau Thi Tran was shot and killed by San José Police Officer Chad Marshall. CJA has over the past 17 years been an advocate for humane policing practices including the banning of the use of Tasers by law enforcement. Members of CJA have participated on panels, addressing police misconduct, Taser task forces, city councils and other public bodies throughout the Bay Area. CJA has conducted workshops on police misconduct and also on the inherent dangers of Tasers.

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Defend DACA on Day of SCOTUS Decision!

Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that will profoundly affect the legal status of some 650,000 DACA recipients, including some 23,000 in Santa Clara County. The decision could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the DACA program or allow the Trump administration to proceed with rescinding the program.​

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Music in the Community with onRoute22

By Eileen Hunter, onRoute22 The "Music in the Community" project was germinated at the Arts of Collaboration Panel where Ray Furuta, a music faculty member at Santa Clara University was a panelist. The music and creativity of the students is combined with the stories of women who have been unhoused…

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VIRTUAL CLIMATE RALLY TO HONOR EARTH DAY

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (PPJC) is planning a virtual Climate Rally on Friday, April 24th. The Climate Rally will debut a special video presentation featuring climate experts and activists explaining what climate justice and political engagement means amidst a global pandemic and beyond.

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Shining a Light…

Have we all truly been present and engaged with each other? Do we see, hear, and feel the struggles of those most impacted in our society? Why do we opt to shelter in our many places of privilege? Why are we surprised by the rampant inequities? Do we understand human needs and wants in this city, state, and country in the year 2020?

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