It's hard to get too indignant about Obama when in SF, we can't elect a progressive mayor blindfolded with our hands tied behind our backs by a feminist dominatrix earning a living wage in a solar-powered basement dungeon.
The struggle for the soul of San Francisco hit a crescendo in the Mission District with renters, artists, and non-profits pushing back against the forces of displacement. Over the next decade, the City would witness a renaissance of progressive reforms.
For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?
Judge Jim Gray isn't the bleary-eyed stereotype of an advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana. Gray, who has never tried the drug, is a former attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, and a Judge in conservative Orange Country, CA.