Skip to main content

We will keep fighting for all libraries - stand with us!

tv   This Week in Northern California  PBS  July 21, 2013 4:00pm-4:31pm PDT

4:00 pm
. >> the university of california confirmed home(i securityr secretary janetlp napolitano. >> the university of cavipját a boeke on for the nation and the cworld. >> protesters citing a poor credentials icd a interrupt the hearing. a hefty penalty and fine both fort( pg&exdñr for the san brun pipeline explosion. two guilty verdicts in the richmond gang rape trialçó brin closure for the brutali] crime that drew national attention. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> and outrage or the acquittal of george zimmerman for the shooting deathñiokq of trayvon n
4:01 pm
civil rights attorneyt( comingç >> good evening. îi9% a9ñ lnmkjf at this week'sñr newst( are amy allisonh the san franciscoç("epartment o jackson vandere1 becken, "san francisco chronicle"t( reporter and anna isjf an education reporter for kqed news.t( it's official.
4:02 pm
napolitanow3 is 20th president the university of california. academia. with thatñi said, i spent 20 yes in public service advocating for it. >> before the confirmation, the meeting was disrupted boy immigration rightsxd ñiadvocateó anna, there is tremendous exci_'nt, but also concern as we saw on theok shots of theñi protests about this appointment. why pj napolitano chosen and what did she bring to the job? ñ figure.ñi kn of the immigration policy. she brings that political clout. firm decision maker, ableñrñr t 47b8 very complex organizations. also able to reach across+ñi t aisle and bring people together and so obviously the u c, is
4:03 pm
problems not only with the regents and uc officials believe ship and get the ñiuc back on tó pedestal of public education in california. >> she has been brought in as the political figure head, if you will. there a number of faculty that this doesn't feel right. shejf comes from so far outsidef academia and they have the plitization of of,i of president. >> xduright. academic background other than heri] fatherñi and many people t know this, was the dean of the med@s@l school in new mexico at the university of new mexico.!ur is lessv3gñ qualified. the position is veryçó politica at this point. some critics say you are looking
4:04 pm
for a politicianlp and not anlp educator. that's the wrongw3 wáaz tolp go california. npdeedless to say,i] experts sa this nuhut needçó someone who and be an advocalekyo publicjf educati/jy in california. there is a void. no cheerleader if are thist( ar ézápbat in sacramento and washin and really make the case. >> we were both at the ñh regents meetingxd yesterday ande awe each other and the protesters andt( the arrests. there were a number ofx8ñ undocumentedçóxd immigrants whoe to the microphone and spokeñi approximate believelyu.x and poignant le about the fear and m fear abo( deported. what does napolitano need to do to ease krps and win their support?ñrr >> shei] is going to have to do lot to win their trust.
4:05 pm
one thing that many undocumented students feel like isq this is n attack on theiri] heritagexd an their people. at the public comment period, you heard ofjf families being tn apart and they can't seem to bridge the divide and trusting a leader who hasq tracked down on her family. that's where you get axd lotçó the angst and so she publiclyr said one of the things, one of the best things she feels she brings to california is hezi eas and she will beçó able to liste and connect with the students. documented or undocumented, the uc is for everyone. in this capacity, she isxd in t business of education. shefá essentially is going to leave her legacy of immigr,9 policy andt( deportations behin her when she does take the reigns in september. >> it will be //gh to leave that legacy behind in the wake of the defeat of the california dream act that ha"i so much to
4:06 pm
say about the way that california deals withw3 immigra students and particularly undocumented. currently undocumentedw3 studen don't have a lot of options in & terms of financial aid and being able to make the case to stayxd and get a uc education. having napolitano at the head of the system doesn't ease those fairs. she has head on.xd >> there e-8iqm who sayt( mayb she can help them thinkçó outsi of the box and howi] itt( might betterxd impact students. at this point they have no other option. if they don't havew3 money to g legally can't go to collegetpb status. there was a change in terms of the federalñi laws that allowed them to apply for añi waiver to allow them to stay and finish their higher xdeducation, but se it's a difficult situation for the students.i] >> requesticly, how muchñi mone
4:07 pm
will she make? it's quite a bump from the roughly $200,000 a year.ko >> it's a huge bump up. at dhs she was making $200,000 and she )0z be making more than a half million.ñi i believeñiñi it's $575,000. people say she is makinge1xd slightly less than her predecessor whou topped at 4å"ñ i think it's 10% less. some people say that might go over better with students,q but a lot ofxd students hissed andx basically said injustice when they heard her salary çópackage. o salary by ch sensitive to the budget trouble. she starts around th%ñálp end o september. we will see how it shakes out. thank you very much. the puc has come down hardñi on pg&e with a double blow. a penalty on pipeline safety
4:08 pm
a finet( to the fkqñ thisjf stems from the 2010 san bruno explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.ñrt( billionfá fine about two months agv was this revised? >> they are making a recommendation. it's between this point and goes to administrative judges and the commission itself to make the final xddecision. theyfá recommended a lp$2.25 bin penalty and didn't include a fine. what happened isjf there was dissent thatjfe1 saidlpxd basicy wereq nkxd holding their stands as a publicjf rm
4:09 pm
the $300 million fine along with theçó balance of 1.95 billionq improvement. >> that fine will go into state covers. >> that's right. they felt thatfáe1 thew3 attorno advocatedw3 said you can't callt a jfjf10alitiy unless you have fine. anyway. youq had to include axd fine amount to goes into the stateó[c budget offset,ok so tk and not take money from the state.e1 >> ifá heard there were issues around the attorneysñi representing ñrt(approximate, d representing pg&e.i] >> a lot of thisçó happens behi closed doors. there was a head of safety who has come into the puc and comes from axd military background an basically wanted all the money
4:10 pm
to go&ks safety jfimproveekts. he felt that every dollar that was collected as part of this agreement to penalizet( pg&e wa %g÷p the san brunoi] point line explosion should go towardst( im3r50u6ing their system. howeverw3 others say and some peopleñi within the legal staff arguedñrxd thatzwell,e1 what ar thosec improvements? are they related to san browno or kitchen sink stuff that they were throwing in a bunch of other costs and counting it as a penalty and they would neither pay a fine or improve the system to the best extent possible because they were counting stuff that didn't relate oñ san bruno] >> wouldñrçó this latest çótwo-d penalty, if thank you will, what has been the reaction from san bruno residents and advocates andt( pg&e? >> they thinke1 it's excessive. they always saidw3çó that this gotten better reviews from the city of san bruno who is a party to this.
4:11 pm
 thought that the 2.25lp billion goesñr towards &hc& there is only toech they can get f it.ñi san bruno believes they should additional fine as well.w3ñiqer the pucko believes that they basically studied thew3 problem and hadrbóeá5eñ look at it@ and saidñr 2.25 billion is the most they can safelyym absorb without going belly up and that's the cap. how you distribute it is the issue. >> on a related issue, congresswoman jackieq spear of san mateo is calling for a federal investigation into the state puc and concerns around pg&e. what is she demanding? are pa. a lot of people believe that th1 this sorts7 of hand in glove
4:12 pm
relationship with the u it ilities they regulate. the lead counsel formerly worked atu pg&e as a lawyer. there a lot gmef people who se to think they have too cozy of a relationship. supposed to oversea safety. >>fá right andok safety isjf cá rates, keeping ratesq low and rates, k)jt ng ratesq low and priorities. safety costs raise rates. is to keep rates low because ofr advocates and poor people can't afford it, they are basically at war with themselves. that's whyi] why some people believe there should be a separate agency that does thei] regulatory whetherrprá'sjf the attorney general or some and other agency that would do it. >> this still needs to bexd approved by the five-member ñip
4:13 pm
and that isjf supposed to happe in the fall? >> correct. >> thank you. two menjf accused in the gang re of a teen girl outside ofok a richmond high school homecoming dance were convicted thursday, both found guilty of the attack that shocked the bay area four years ago. you followed this story closelyi very brutal attack.w3 what has been the reaction in the community? do they feel justice has been served? are pa. >> i thinkúrxdso.c an opportunity to speak withxd tony who was newly elected to 2 on the other hand 9 and wast( appointed head of the safety committee forw3ñi the t(distric. he echoed the sentiment of a lost richmond residents. they hoped this is bringing closure to the family and the ,x(ursáhp'd even though this egregious attack happened,fá it forced richmond took lock atlpq sexual violence and forced the
4:14 pm
best practice measures and haven't seen any,axd tack closeo that since. i think the community is realizing justice is served. i think the community is realizing justice is served. justi] (uáhtp sentence of 33 years to life.ñi maximum sentence for this a groejuous crime. >> you areñi here as an independent journalist and not on behalf of the women's development. you have a column coming out any safety improvementsñr taken place? lighting or securit)gñ place? lighting or securit)gñ >>çó what happened int( 20(r that a sophomore, a girl left the homecoming dance around i]90 and wasjf supposed to calljf hed for a ride home and was called into a dark part of thei] campu that was not surrounded by chaif link fence and not well lit.
4:15 pm
thereq where they were drinking and she was accosted and ñrñigang-raped. district had already had açó requestfáq to purchase an upgra on theñiñi lightingñiçójfñi andd to putñi fencing so n"6$qu9qm didn't have easyko access to campus. blee member to secure the money to make the lpimprovements. those exist now. >> it took something like this. >> it took something like this. weñrñr can look at the actualñr campus as a huge lesson fálearnf iñr hope every school districtx across california and the nation are looking at the safety of their physicalçó campus as thex first way tos7 prevent this cr. district securedqmó funds to hi an agency called community violence services tozrr' trainings for middle anup high l
4:16 pm
andkoñrq administration. all about part of the!u reason twoçóó[ hours. it took a young man who theñi bystanders called over to "t tp 911. the issue of bystanders, they issue of sexual violence and how to prevent it.1 for young l:1ñ taking responsibility for their actions. >> this is in a series oflp cas of violence againstjf female hi national attention and the case of audrey pot.lp assaulted até@ a sleep over an later bullied and she committed suicide. there was the kicase in ohio whe
4:17 pm
byt( her peers.fá what does it sayq about how youi women are perceivedlp and how c young men think they can do and how they can treat women? aree1 pa. >> no doubt that through the media, lots of images aboutx#áq and power and men and women are absorbing that and it's having a jf effect. sexual violence and sexual high school is onfb the çórise. not only school districts like richmond, but the community÷ is have a responsibilitylp to talk about the dangers of sexual violence and the cycle of ,lolence. it's interesting because it'sjf sexual violence andjn1jf rape tz=uq how to break the cycle ad address. the more that it's talked about and the morei] preventiveq meass
4:18 pm
because truth be told, i think this case makes us all recognize we have young women in our lives we want to make sure theylp are safe and we wyn thatq we know to not participat, but to stop acts of violence. that's what we have to invest in. >> let's hope this leads to greater good. peter and jose were the two men whoxd weret( convicted and foun guilty of numerous charges. theyçó are now in their 20si] a nd two more men still need to go njttááy thank you very much. the acquittal of george zimmerman in the shooting death and outrage across theçó countr. here inñr california there have oakland turning violent. ev patterson, president of the equal justice society about the impact of the verdict and the response president obama spoke about this morning.
4:19 pm
>> ii] thinkfá it's importantfá recognize that the african-americé!ommunity is looking at this issuefá through set of experiences. that doesn't go away. >> eva patterson, welcome to the program. >> thank you if are having me. >> i would liket( tolpfá ask yot president obama's conference speaking about trayvon martin. does he hit the right tone or was it too little, too late? >> i was thrilled with his s7 comments. i thought it was important fors black man of hisçó stature to tk about trayvon pziq%99ñ we often get followed in stores and often put in the bad part of restaurants andñi can't getñóoç. i think trayvon martin's situation wasñrñiçó emblematic weñi arexd not viewed asxd huma beings. the most powerful man on the7oo
4:20 pm
planet saying this happened3w me, it's important to explain what happened with trayvon martin.& the only thing i wasci] disappointed about was hedging on whether or not the departmeni of justice canxd file charges o zimmerman. there is the matthewxdok shephe jamesmy bird hate crimes act t can be invoked when the stateym prosecution does 23409 deal with civil rights. he seemed to be downplaying them to get myñhinvolved. maybe because they are determining they are not going to file charms and didn't want to get our hopesxd up.ok aside fromht 3wthat, i though was a home run. >> ifa5 federal!u changes are filed, what does it say about our criminal justice system? >> i'm a civile1 rightsko lawyd criminal changes probably should be filed, but if they are e1nota they took black people off the rolls in 2000 that led to stolen elections. they have done all kinds of
4:21 pm
horrible things to make it more difficult for black people to vote in 2012. if they get away with this, ae1 decision that many feel was añi great injustice. it makes i was going to say black r a1ñ but all people of good will feelw3 disappointed i the justice system. trayvon martin should not be dead.cá stayed in hw3÷ car. there is another woman named marissa alexander who fired a husband wasq abusing her. she was given 20 years in jail. george zimmerman walks free for theuf same standing your ground type situation. it reinforces the notion that black peoplñp do not really ge justice in this e1áváuqs you saying that racial bias is inherentlp in the justice system? the criminal justice system. >> my organization has done a
4:22 pm
and stereotypes. there is at(lp case called mxdcclassicy versus w3kemp. h(rp'ces of getting therw@&h& you killed a black person. justice powellxd who let hho di said there is bias inxd every aspectlp of the criminal justic system. where do wexd start? it's well-known that a white kid is riding around joy riding.w3 police stop him. a black kid will more than likely be sent to juvie. blackjf kids aret( often change adults and white kids are charged asçó juveniles. color. i believe there ik( racial bias not just in the criminal justice i believe there ik( racial bias not just in the criminal justice system, but every aspe#u society. you can't haveok a system thatxd slavery and biases against asian-americanq immigrants ando
4:23 pm
latinos thatxd allowed that to happen without seeing bias in all aspectsc of our society. >> what i found interesting in not talki] about racial profili. they did not uset( the standçó ground law. whatw3 they talked about was th george zimmerman had reason to fear for his life. thereñr had been a number of crimes committed boy african-americans in the area andñi when he saw trayvon marti he hadñiñr good reason to fear ñ what is the message inherent in that? is it. >> it's biased to be laughable. amñ to look at every strange white man and thinkfálp he wille a gune1 and mow down 6-year-old or mow down people in the theater because there have been deranged white men who do ñijfv? of course not. society feels more comfortable making thatçó generalization abt black men. trayvon martin hadc skittles an iced tea walking to his father's home. george zim isserman was told to
4:24 pm
staykxin hisa5 car. =uq what a young black man was doing in his neighborhood. ixdym think despite the fact t the prosecution and the judge did not+ allowñi racialko bia raised, thew3 defense played to racial biases9 andq showed the picture of trayvon martin bare-chested. they talked about young black menxd burglarizing homes. there is something called priming poo"1ñnbkìc& gays and lesbians and latinos and blacks, it primes negative reactions. so the defensejf primed the jur to think well, george zimmerman saw this black man andq it was within hisñiñr rights to think was goingr ro rob someone. he was walking home with skittles. so the criminal justice system has racial bias inherent in it. wher>. do wee1 go from here? how do we move this forward and
4:25 pm
rectify that? >> the organization convened on the science conference in chicago in april.jf wek( d leading social science theremy includingc a professor has been working with police departments around the country to help them identify their biases. you have this shooter bias wher as a black man holds up aok walt and it is seen as a gun. if a white man holds up a gun, think q walks away. he has been trying to train biases. the country working on debiassing. it used to be if you can show people who had biases against blackxde1ci] peope(a picture of powell andq tiger woods their biases would go down fg$l 72 hours and come back. cuttino1 edge research seems t get the biases down for several months. we will be workinglpi] with thed can present the information fá brudly. we have biases.
4:26 pm
you and i are biases. it's the way of the world. we want to make sure they don't misiwsáified as a potential who murdered him walks free. a black woman who shoots in at this time air is in jail for 20 years. that's wrong. >> all very interesting. nal conversation that we do >> absolutely. president obama was t(right. it shouldn'tnf politicians and as my friend angela said, it's going to be uncomfortable, but we have to talk about it honestly. see whereqe$rá goes from there.1 eva patterson, thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> that is all for our show for tonight. i want to thank our guests for joining me and you can visit
4:27 pm week. tune ine1 next friday at 7:30 f a special presentation of after war. it's an indepth lock at the challenges that have been faced returning home to california. it's a cool production ofçó kqe and the center for investigativ3 reporting. we hope youñ] will tune in. have a good night.
4:28 pm
4:29 pm
4:30 pm
the following kqed production was produced in high definition. ♪ calories, calories, calories! >> wow, it rocked my world! >> it just kind of reminded me of boot camp. >> i don't know what you had, but this is great! >> it almost f


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on