Blog Beat: Prop 26 and Transit Funding; Study – Alameda County Juries Lack Blacks, Latinos

  • From Transbay Blog: Proposition 26, and its implications for transportation funding (Part 1)
  • The Informant reports on the ACLU of Northern California’s study that found that Alameda County’s superior court “suffers from systemic underrepresentation of African-American and Latinos in its jury pools.”
  • From Tenderblog, this video, described as “shot using HD cameras and the Barbie Video Girl toy video camera. Hopefully, the film is successful in painting an absurdly happy picture of Tenderloin life, and then re-rendering its portrait of the neighborhood into a sinister and gritty one.”

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  • Vicki

    I got a good laugh out of the story about the underrepresentation of Blacks and Latinos in the jury pools in Alameda County. Since when is failing to perform one’s civic duty a racial issue?

  • Earl Richards

    The Polluters Protection Act or PROP 26 is a treacherous, Big Oil rip-off, which “passes the buck” from oil corporation, clean-up fees to the taxpayer, who will pay the oil recycling fees, the toxic waste fees and other fees. Repeal Prop 26 and restore democracy. Solar power to the people. Big Oil snookered Californians with Prop 26.

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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