Several state and local officials, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are speaking at a May 3 symposium at USC to discuss the impact of California’s three strikes law. The symposium is being held by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. KQED News reporter and host Scott Shafer is providing live updates from the event, below:

Three Strikes Symposium at USC – Live Updates From Scott Shafer 3 May,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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