A very different approach to the sit-lie law - Page 2

Most experts recognize that the criminal justice system for youths has failed, and putting people in jail for a nonviolent crime doesn't make a lot of sense.


I would ask people across the political spectrum in San Francisco to join me in creating a new paradigm of public safety in the Haight and across the city based on Restorative Circles, a model that will empower our communities and transform systemic problems into real solutions. *

Gabriel, a.k.a. Robert, Haaland is a 15-year resident of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and serves on the board of SF Pride at Work and the Democratic County Central Committee. This proposal was reviewed by Li Morales and by Becky Sutton, community outreach coordinator for Restorative Circles, North America. For more info, go to www.restorativecircles.org.



Thank you for adding a rational voice and positive direction in the debate on sit lie.

I hope that the likes of Arthur Evans et al. can retire their rhetoric and listen to their civilized neighbors, and put some energy towards something that will address fears and move us all forward.


Posted by Frank McGee on Jul. 19, 2010 @ 4:40 pm