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Public Defender Arrested in Court!

So, this happened today: Two guys were arraigned for petty theft charges. Cops showed up and started asking them questions about an unrelated robbery and taking their pictures. The defense

Upcoming Conference: Policing on Trial

Does It Matter Whether People Support the Death Penalty?

Yesterday’s Asahi Shimbun reported a drop in support for the death penalty in Japan: In a sign of wavering support for capital punishment, the first decline in the percentage of

Prop 47 Reaps Rewards

Wonderful news via KPCC: Los Angeles County probation officials reported Thursday that Los Angeles County’s jail population is at its lowest level since realignment sent it soaring in 2012 –

Bringing to Light: Invisible Abuses in Prison

Today I attended the Hastings Women’s Law Journal symposium Bringing to Light: Invisible Abuses against Women and LGBT People in Prison. The symposium had three panels: reproduction, family, and specific

Kale Chips

Kale has become quite the celebrity in the last few years, to the point of parody, and with good reason. But I’ve liked and enjoyed it ever since I came

CSA Showdown!

 We’re drowning in excellent produce!As we contemplate which CSA to join, we’re ordering produce from a number of great places. What you see in the photo, save for the big

Japanese Rice Treats – Onigiri

Chad had to head out to martial arts and decided to prepare Japanese rice treats for the potluck. I learned something new! We started with 3 cups of lightly milled

Brunch with Northwest Friends

It was delightful to host two good friends from Port Townsend, WA, for brunch yesterday! While usually, when I host folks that are used to mainstream food, I try to

No-Nonsense Working People Soup

I’m home after a very long workday, which followed an all-night grading session; it’s been a good day, but I’m wiped out and ready to go to bed early. Happily,