David Greenwald

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

Web Site: http://davisvanguard.org/


My View: New Police Conflict Resolution Program Could Change Community-Police Relations

Feb 28, 2015

In the last several months across the nation, we have seen play out in Ferguson and Staten Island and elsewhere what played out in Davis back in 2006. A lot of people I talk to do not really remember what happened in 2006 in Davis with the turmoil involving the community, the police and...

City of Davis To Implement Community-Police Alternative Conflict Resolution Pilot Program

Feb 28, 2015
City of Davis To Implement Community-Police Alternative Conflict Resolution Pilot Program

The city of Davis is implementing a restorative justice style alternative conflict resolution pilot program that will enable citizens with complaints about police interactions to go through mediated sessions as an alternative to or in addition to a formal complaint process.  (See the staff report). In October 2013, Judith MacBrine began facilitating Dialogue Sessions...

What Should the City Do With Mace-25?

Feb 28, 2015
What Should the City Do With Mace-25?

Davis City Council will be asked on Tuesday to evaluate the suitability of the City-owned 25-acre parcel for a Community Farm and if council determines that the parcel is not suitable for a Community Farm, staff anticipates entering into an agreement with the Mace Ranch Innovation Center applicant to explore an alternative, superior site...

Residents of Binning Prepare to Fight Against Innovation Park Proposal

Feb 27, 2015
Residents of Binning Prepare to Fight Against Innovation Park Proposal

They are not residents of the city of Davis, but some have lived in this community since the 1960s. The residents of the 54 unit neighborhood of Binning which rests just south of Road 29, west of highway 113 and north of both the Sutter-Davis Hospital and the proposed Davis Innovation center believe that...

Two More Proposed Bills in California Look at Post-Ferguson Reforms Including Police Body Cameras

Feb 27, 2015
Two More Proposed Bills in California Look at Post-Ferguson Reforms Including Police Body Cameras

In the wake of Ferguson, we have had a nationwide discussion on issues focusing on police accountability and oversight. One idea that has emerged has been requiring police to wear police body cameras – cameras that clip on to an officer’s uniform and record audio and video of the officer’s interactions with the public....

Defendant Takes Stand in Kidnapping Trial

Feb 27, 2015

 By Jackie Snyder and Lauren King On February 26, 2015, Deputy Public Defender Dean Johansson called his first witness of the day, Jae-Hyun Jo, a women who the defendant, Ms. Jo, met through a Korean Methodist Church she attended on occasion. The witness testified she had visited Ms. Jo only once, for about a...

Legislation Would Create Independent Review in Police Shootings

Feb 26, 2015
Legislation Would Create Independent Review in Police Shootings

Long before the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner captured the nation’s attention, shootings like the 2009 killing of Luis Gutierrez by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputies would generate controversy for the way in which they were investigated by local District Attorney offices, seen as closely aligned with local law enforcement. However that may...

Bag Ban on Hold As Referendum to Overturn Qualifies for November 2016 Ballot

Feb 26, 2015
Bag Ban on Hold As Referendum to Overturn Qualifies for November 2016 Ballot

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced on Tuesday that his office had certified a referendum to overturn the ban on single-use plastic bags for the November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. In order to qualify for the ballot, the ban on single-use plastic bags referendum needed 504,760 valid petition signatures, which is equal...

Child Abduction Case Continues

Feb 26, 2015
Child Abduction Case Continues

 by Makisha Singh The Nan Jo child abduction case resumed on February 25th with both attorneys exploring rather technical information from various witnesses. Today, all of the audience members in the courtroom wore purple bands of ribbon on their arms as an act of solidarity. Purple is a color used to show support for...

Commentary: Council Missing Opportunities To Engage on Key Issues

Feb 25, 2015
Commentary: Council Missing Opportunities To Engage on Key Issues

One of my Monday Morning thoughts was on an idea presented where we put a larger focal point on mayor. I won’t go as far as a Benjamin Barber does and advocate the dissolution of the nation-state to rule by cities. However, I do think he has a point that mayors “are pragmatic problem...

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