Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

Monday January 13 Special IOLERO meeting on the killing of Petaluma Resident David Ward, 6 pm

Notice of this important meeting regarding the November 27, 2019 killing of Petaluma resident David Ward by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies just arrived from Santa Rosa activist and community organizer Susan Lamont, former director of the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County. Susan’s message is below, followed by the public notice from the county.…

Trump, Arpaio and Human Rights

He’d been in the office and the news headlines so long, it’s easy to forget just how reprehensible and inhumane was the man’s treatment of the detainees and inmates in his charge over the years, but former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona Joe Arpaio has now become the recipient of a presidential pardon from Donald…

Time to Pardon Ethel Rosenberg – by Filmmaker John Sayles

John Sayles, the independent filmmaking genius behind Matewan, Eight Men Out, and Lone Star, posted this about Ethel Rosenberg recently. This is a historic injustice which President Barack Obama is uniquely well-positioned to at least partially correct with a presidential pardon. Grand jury testimony recently made public has now proven that Rosenberg’s brother lied on the…

Pfizer blocks drug sales to American executioners – Reprieve

This just in from Reprieve: Pfizer blocks drug sales to American executioners Friday May 13, 2016 The world’s second largest pharmaceutical firm has today officially withdrawn from the lethal injection drug trade, imposing strict distribution controls to prevent its drugs reaching execution chambers across the USA. In a strong statement released this afternoon, global giant…

The Andy Lopez Task Force Minority Report You Won’t Read About in the Press Democrat

You might think this letter from Caroline Banuelos and Robert Edmonds would merit some discussion or at least mention in the local daily newspaper monopoly, and you’d be right. It just hasn’t happened yet. As Chair and Vice Chair of the Sonoma County Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (CALLE), we are very proud…