David Greenwald

David Greenwald founded and maintains the political blog The People's Vanguard of Davis.

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


White House Study Links Land Use Policies to Inequality

Sep 27, 2016
White House Study Links Land Use Policies to Inequality

In a “white paper” released on Monday, the Obama administration likens restrictive land use policies to income inequality.  The report notes, “Over the past three decades, local barriers to housing development have intensified, particularly in the high-growth metropolitan areas increasingly fueling the national economy.” The paper finds that, among other things, income inequality, plodding...

Commentary: Did Stop and Frisk Help Decrease Crime?

Sep 27, 2016
Commentary: Did Stop and Frisk Help Decrease Crime?

Back in 2013, New York’s stop and frisk policies were ended by federal judge Shira Scheindlin who ruled that the city had “adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data. This has resulted in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and...

Monday Morning Thoughts: Woodland Takes Advantage of Davis’ Shortcomings

Sep 26, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: Woodland Takes Advantage of Davis’ Shortcomings

Over the summer, the Vanguard reported that the Davis Innovation Center, which officially “paused” its development process in the spring of 2015, is considering moving up to Woodland where they will have significantly less in the way of obstacles and open arms from the city council. In an article in the Daily Democrat from...

Eye on the Courts: The Human Side of a Struggle

Sep 26, 2016
Eye on the Courts: The Human Side of a Struggle

Some Common Threads in the Wrongful Convictions In my presentation, I went through some of the key causes of wrongful convictions, such as eyewitness misidentification, which played a huge hand in the Oscar Cervantes case. But there are two things that are really striking to me about all three cases. First, these three cases...

Letters Supporting School Board Candidates and Parcel Tax

Sep 26, 2016
Letters Supporting School Board Candidates and Parcel Tax

(Editor’s note: The Vanguard accepts “Letters from the Community” supporting candidates or addressing other issues.  Any article under 400 words is considered a “letter” and will be published in the “letters and brief announcements sections.”  Anything longer than 500 words will be considered an “op-ed” and published in the main section.  You can either...

Improper CPR Administered in Darnell Dorsey Case

Sep 26, 2016
Improper CPR Administered in Darnell Dorsey Case

by Jade Wolansky The People v Darnell Dorsey case continued on September 23rd in Department 13 with Judge Paul Richardson presiding. Pursuant Cal. Penal Code 273a and 273b, Mr. Dorsey is charged with assaulting and inflicting deadly injury upon his girlfriend’s 19-month old child, Cameron Morrison. Deputy District Attorney, Michelle Serafin is representing the...

Sunday Commentary: How Can Davis Restore Its Retail Base?

Sep 25, 2016
Sunday Commentary: How Can Davis Restore Its Retail Base?

As the city of Davis looks to generate revenue to pay for unfunded infrastructure and to continue city services, it has become apparent that not only does Davis lack the overall retail base, but even establishing retail in places where there is space, especially the downtown, is challenging at best. The problems that Davis...

Was Oscar Cervantes Wrongfully Convicted of Being the Shooter in 2002 Halloween Homicide?

Sep 25, 2016
Was Oscar Cervantes Wrongfully Convicted of Being the Shooter in 2002 Halloween Homicide?

In 2006, Oscar Cervantes was convicted and sentenced to life without parole for shooting Robert Stepper and Eric Folsom in 2002 in the so-called Halloween Homicide Case.  However, on Saturday, at the Vanguard Yolo County Wrongful Convictions forum, attorney Rod Beede cast serious doubt on the verdict that has already seen Mr. Cervantes spend...

Justice Watch: Charlotte Police Release Video, More Questions Arise

Sep 25, 2016

Under pressure, the Charlotte, North Carolina, police chief finally released both body and dashboard camera videos on Saturday of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.  As previously stated by the chief, the videos are, in fact, inconclusive on a number of levels. The videos appear to show Mr. Scott as he exits...

Majority Of Davis City Council Endorses Dodd For Senate

Sep 25, 2016
Majority Of Davis City Council Endorses Dodd For Senate

State Assemblyman Bill Dodd today announced receiving endorsements from three members of the Davis City Council for his campaign in the race for State Senate, District 3. Councilmembers  Will Arnold, Lucas Frerichs, and Rochelle Swanson have now endorsed Dodd. “I have worked closely with Bill Dodd on a number of issues, and I have found...

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