Archivos del Autor: Stina Va

California’s Justice System is a Debt Trap

By: Adrienna Wong Erica Smith was making a fresh start. After being forced out of her home by domestic violence, she had spent the last three years cycling between homelessness and jail for petty offenses. But with the help of…

Stop Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior (AB 901)

In far too many places across California, juvenile probation has become a knee-jerk reaction to young people who are simply having trouble in school or at home but who haven’t been accused of a crime. Criminalizing adolescent behavior and placing…

Ending Poverty Tows (AB 516)

Living in California is already expensive enough: for many working families, it’s almost impossible to afford to live here because of astronomically high housing prices and equally expensive childcare and higher education costs. Towing people’s cars only makes it more…

The Body Camera Accountability Act (AB 1215)

Body cameras were promised as a way to hold police accountable not as surveillance systems to be used against the public. Unfortunately, body cameras are now at risk of being paired with face surveillance technology – despite the fact that…

California Legislature Caves to Big Tech Pressure Again and Undermines Consumer Privacy Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra [email protected]; 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee refused to advance SB 561, a bill that would allow Californians to hold tech companies accountable for privacy violations. SB 561 is…