Mexican Gang-Bangers Fighting in Syria? Not Quite

March 3, 2014 in TOR Blog

Danny Benavides | I caught an interesting link in my Twitter feed yesterday that I wanted to share on this blog and ruminate upon. Those of you that are reading this may already be familiar with some of the subjects Guillermo and I have discussed on previous TOR radio shows and podcasts…

Oakland Residents Fight Back Against “Stop and Frisk” Policy

January 18, 2013 in News

San Francisco Chronicle | Oakland Councilman Noel Gallo came into office last week touting youth curfews and aggressive policing measures like “stop and frisk.” But as he chaired his first council committee meeting Tuesday, he got a taste of what those views get a politician in Oakland.

Thanks to Newly-Elected Mayor Filner, San Diego Sees Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibition

January 16, 2013 in News

Los Angeles Times | At the order of newly elected Mayor Bob Filner, the city is dropping all legal efforts aimed at forcing marijuana dispensaries out of business.