Grand Jury Decisions Spur Unrest and Calls for Reform
Within a week of each other, grand juries in Ferguson and New York decided not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-American males, spurring nationwide protests. Civil rights leaders and community organizers from the Bay Area and beyond are calling for reform in the justice system and plan to march on Washington, D.C., next Saturday.
• The Rev. Michael McBride, Lifelines to Healing Campaign, PICO Network
• Judge LaDoris Cordell (Retired) Independent Police Auditor, San Jose
• Lt. Jack Hart, Blue Courage and SFPD
Oakland Reacts: Aftermath of Protests Over Michael Brown Killing
The Jungle: Home No More
This week San Jose moved to clear out hundreds of homeless people from one of the largest encampments in the Bay Area -- and the country. Known as "The Jungle," it was just 10 miles from the headquarters of tech giant Apple. City and county agencies have spent millions of dollars on services, affordable housing and housing vouchers, but critics say it's not enough. Scott Shafer visited "The Jungle" shortly before the evictions began.
Homeless Evicted From "The Jungle" in San Jose