In this episode we continue the conversation about police involvement in traffic stops, this time in LA, where a city councilmember has proposed that armed officers do not get involved in traffic stops. We speak with Marqueece Harris Dawson, a Los Angeles Councilmember representing the City’s District 8, which covers most of South LA. He became … Continued

In the wake of the horrifying police killing of Tyre Nichols, we spend the hour in conversation about the history of policing with Professor Nikki Jones. Nikki Jones is Professor of African American Studies at UC-Berkeley. Her work examines the experiences of Black women, men, and youth with the criminal legal system, policing, and violence. … Continued

Indictments have come down for members of the Uhuru Movement following FBI raids of their homes. We speak with Akilé Anai, the Director of Media and Communications for the Uhuru Movement as well as the Editor in Chief of the Burning Spear newspaper. Check out the Uhuru Movement’s website: https://apspuhuru.org/ —- Subscribe to this podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1637968343?to=page Get … Continued

Multiple civil rights and disability groups are challenging Governor Newsom’s CARE Courts measure, which would force some folks with mental health and substance abuse issues into facilities for treatment. We speak with Sarah Gregory, Senior Attorney at Disability Rights California, along with Nubyaan Scott, Staff Attorney in the Civil Rights Practice Group at Disability Rights … Continued

We speak with two members of Moms 4 Housing – Dominique Walker and Sharena Thomas – who are back on the front lines fighting for the continuance of eviction protections. Check out Moms 4 Housing’s website: https://moms4housing.org/ —- Subscribe to this podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1637968343?to=page Get in touch: [email protected] Follow us on socials @LawAndDis: https://twitter.com/LawAndDis; https://www.instagram.com/lawanddis/

After failing to make it through the legislative process this past fall, California State Assemblymember Chris Holden has reintroduced the Mandela Act – a legislative act that would severely limit California’s prison system from using solitary confinement as punishment. Holden represents Southern California’s District 41. It’s worth noting that if passed, the Mandela Act would … Continued