Public Safety Chair Talks Reforms

On this week's In Focus: SoCal, host Tanya McRae takes a closer look at how mass incarceration and the criminal justice system are affecting Black Americans, who make up 40% of the country's incarcerated population despite representing 13% of the general population.

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Excessive Bail Bond Fees

AB 1347 Will Protect Against Predatory Tactics
(Sacramento - February 24, 2021) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D–South Los Angeles) and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) introduced Assembly Bill 1347, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, to eliminate the bail industry’s practice of charging add-on premiums through “renewal fees.”

Dr. King’s Legacy

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech wherein Dr. King speaks to a nation embroiled in a seminal debate on the issue of race equality in America.