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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 100–104.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Keenan Norris This short essay contextualizes the New Year's Day 2009 murder of Bay Area youth Oscar Grant, placing his murder by police, the arrest, charging, trial and conviction of the police officer, and the media and community reaction in a vast historical and geographic context. The situation...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... national borders. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 students Ayotzinapa Mexico murder Los Angeles memorials art anti-memorialization Consuelo Flores s altar created for Self Help Graphics exhibition The 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson maricela becerra, lucy...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... incarceration suicide murder incarceration San Quentin California prison death penalty prison conditions William Noguera paige st. john The Cost of Doing Nothing Revisiting California s death row Slotted between steel and concrete, California s condemned grow old.Child stalkers, serial killers, men...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... populated with revelers, a devil or two, and flying nudes. Sniff gave up their painting after it was falsely associated with a gruesome murder. In a case that was tabloid fodder for three years, a man named Scott Peter- son was accused of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, who had gone missing in Modesto in...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 57–59.
Published: 01 June 2016
... implication is that, in the name of justice, we should pick a side: the victim or the offender, the good person or the evil one. But it s not that simple. At Healing Dialogue and Action, we bring together the families of murder victims and the families of youth who were tried as adults and given lengthy adult...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 60–73.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and 210 freeways sat sixteen-year-old Carlos Adrian Vaz-quez, Jr. in Sylmar s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall. He was facing thirty-five- years-to-life for a gang-related murder. His is an all-too-common story of California youth living fast and dangerous, search- ing for identity, causing trouble while...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 74–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... gun. The man didn t do anything to merit his life being taken. I was angry . . . I want to be a woman and stop acting like an animal. I am sincere about the changes I want to make and not just saying it because it is expected David Kuns, age 54. Did my crime at 17, was incarcerated at 19. Murder...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 98–103.
Published: 01 June 2016
... North America. I felt compelled to do more for fellow Black folks as I enteredmy final year of undergraduate education at Cal, and joined the Afrikan Black Coalition as a writer that summer. The year 2015 marked one year since the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. in Ferguson, five years since the acci...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... much different from earlier eras. None of this is intended to suggest that Greystone Chapel has known only transcendence. The place has seen its share of vice and violence. Heroin has been shot up there, drugs and sex bought and sold, and murders commit- ted. When the late Irish Catholic chaplain...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 4–7.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sex offender is violated in prison, when we cheer the death sentence of a multiple murderer, when we hope that someone who hurt someone we love gets locked away forever. So it can be useful to think about prisons in terms of wider society, and not about what to do with individuals found guilty for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 52–56.
Published: 01 June 2016
... brant choate Rehabilitating California s Prisoners With Lawrence Troxler III and Ryan Welch In 1983, at the age of twenty-one, Michael Johnson 1 had a deadly confrontation with a drug dealer and was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to fifteen-years-to-life. He spent the next twenty-eight...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... lasted several years, an uprising at San Quentin led by Black Panther leader and already-famed author George Jack- son resulted in the murder of several correctional officers (as well as the death of Jackson who was shot in a hail of bullets as he attempted to escape). The uprising took place in the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Chinatown s roots extend back to the great railroad projects of the 1860s. In 1871, when a white farmer was killed in the crossfire between two rival tongs, as the Chinese gangs were called, a mob of 500 murdered eighteen Chinese people in the worst-ever mass-lynching in United States history. Chinatown...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 64–71.
Published: 01 December 2015
... getting things done my way. At Oak Park, though, nothing seemed to change. Known by local kids as the Murder Dubs the neighborhood had long been a segregated ghetto where poverty was passed down from generation to generation. Newly arrived refu- gees and immigrant families had no means to get off of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 78–84.
Published: 01 December 2015
... stood for what is good in us, and that same brutality and ignorance that murdered Jesus could someday be responsible for a nuclear war1 More Jesus paintings followed. Part of his twenty-one image Sacred Mirrors series, Alex Grey rendered Christ (1982 1985) in oil on linen, drawing from the Gnostic Gos...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., including one of the largest mass suicides in modern history. The other has alternately been called a mass suicide or mass murder. More than 900 people died in the agrarian commune Jonestown in Guyana in 1978, all but two from cyanide poisoning. Jim Jones founded the People s Temple of the Disciples of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 12–21.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... In December 1848, he stopped at Mission San Miguel, a resting point on the journey of more than 160 miles between Monterey and Nipomo. There, Beckwourth discovered the bodies of ten murdered men and women, the residents of the mission. The victims included William Reed, the owner of the mission, and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... raised on Bukowski, Baudelaire, and Brecht, Ger- man expressionists and French film critics, who gave the word noir to Hollywood s downward-spiraling narratives about criminals, grifters, insurance salesmen, and wait- resses who commit murder for love and money. And in the end what can a pilgrimage...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 46–50.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Press, 2004). 4 On the Mexican and American periods, see Albert Hurtado, Indian Survival on the California Frontier (New Haven: Yale Uni- versity Press, 1988), Brendan C. Lindsay, Murder State: Califor- nia s Native American Genocide, 1846 1873 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012), and Madley...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Sierra Nevada water to his recently acquired agricultural acreage in the Northwest Valley by murdering an opponent of a $10 million bond issue that would finance the building of an aqueduct and reservoir. Cross uses hired muscle and city personnel to enforce the secrecy of the fraud. Private...