.Tom Gogola

May 30, 2018

Pot Shots: Algorithm May Help Prosecutors with Prop. 64 Record Clearance

A story popped up in the New York Times recently about a San Francisco company that has developed an algorithm to assist local district...
Jan 13, 2016

San Quentin – Death Row

We're at the end of the tour, and nobody has the key to get into the lethal-injection chamber. That seems a little ironic in the moment. It has been a long day at San Quentin State Prison for reporters and corrections staff alike. The four-hour media tour of the death row facilities has gone on for six, and along the way, all day, there have been skeleton-type keys opening big metal-and-concrete doors, numerous ID checks, sign-ins and sign-outs at the three facilities that house the nation's largest population of the condemned.
Aug 5, 2015

Lethal Rejection

California’s capital punishment fight enters M.C. Escher territory.
Jul 15, 2015


Richard Blum’s fortune has grown on the ruins of the American dream.
Jan 29, 2015

Right to Offend: Satire and Free Speech without Censorship

The Charlie Hebdo terror attacks of Jan. 7 continue to stimulate conversation and debate here and abroad over the so-called limits of free speech—and it's raised important questions in this country about the state of American satire.
Oct 8, 2014

Payday Loans – Short Term Lenders

Predatory payday lenders have run rampant while the state looked away-now local governments are reining them in
Jul 24, 2014

Sex-Surrogacy Fears for Survival

Feds ignore First Amendment rights by stoking moral panic over prostitution
May 14, 2014

The People’s Business

An A-Z guide to new Sacramento laws that could be headed our way p15

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