How Can Restorative Justice Address Gun Violence In The U.S.?

Photo Courtesy of CNN By Jackie Bueno  See link to CNN’s “Gunman confessed to Florida high school shooting, police say” for more context on the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/florida-high-school-shooting/index.html The recent tragedy that occurred in Parkland, Florida is a devastating reality that unfortunately persists in America: repeated gun violence. However, how have politicians […]

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Note To Stephen Colbert: No, Senators Were Not Playing “Kindergarten Games” When Using The Talking Stick

By Julie Shackford-Bradley Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi6MrDRy9OQ&t=2s This week, Stephen Colbert poked some fun at  “talking stick” of Senator Susan Collins of Maine, calling it part of a “kindergarten game.” The joke was that the bipartisan group of senators who’d come together to end the government shutdown senators could not even master the rituals of […]

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An Advocate For ALL: UC Berkeley Student Kim Robledo Discusses The Importance Of Fighting For Immigrant Rights

By Jackie Bueno Preface: This article will discuss immigration, a very nuanced and complex topic that’s one of the main reasons for the recent government shutdown. Here’s a link to better understand immigration policies in the U.S. such as DACA: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/16/16879632/daca-bill-durbin-graham   Start of Article.   With the recent detainment of UC Berkeley student Luis […]

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Impacts of Cases of Sexual Harassment on Campus Communities Part I: Who is the “campus community” and what is its role?

note: this is Part I of a 3 part series on how campus communities respond to cases of sexual harassment by faculty Julie Shackford-Bradley When a case of sexual harassment occurs on a college campus, two parties are typically identified, the perpetrator also known as the “respondent” or person who has done the harm and […]

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Victorious Cal In Berkeley Police Department Reforms

by Viviana Lletget and Julie Shackford-Bradley on May 20, 2015 Cal students presented testimonials and strong arguments in favor of a temporary moratorium on the Berkeley Police Department’s (BPD) use of such “crowd control” tactics as the shooting of tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and other projectiles, the use of flash-bang grenades, and “over the […]

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New York Solitary Confinement

New York City plans to end solitary confinement for inmates 21 and younger. New Mayor Bill DiBlasio is taking the lead on some prison reform for juveniles and youth in New York City: The move stems in part from the building of new “enhanced supervision housing” at Rikers Island, an infamous prison in New York […]