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Articles by J.M. Valle

Arrested for Registering People to Vote on the East Side?

A week ago in East Side San Jose's Target shopping center, Salvador “Chava” Bustamante, a community organizer for L.U.N.A. (Latinos United for a New America); was arrested for registering Latinos to vote. Jose Valle writes on why Target, whose building has an Aztec Calendar showing solidarity to Latinos should see the connection in that with Latino's doing something positive and registering the community to vote.

California Gang Database Exposed

After a blistering state audit of the CalGang database showing the law enforcement tool is riddled with mistakes and unsubstantiated claims, the state assembly passed a measure to create some oversight and accountability mechanisms. Author J.M. Valle writes it is an important step in a long road ahead to eliminate the criminalization of youth of color in California.
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