Panel: New Data Reveals Racial Disparities in SB Justice System and Vaccinations; Politics, 825 DLV
In a national moment of intense focus on racism and equity, a new report to the Board of Supervisors shows stark variances in the treatment of offenders by race within the local criminal justice system - while public health data this week disclosed similar wide disparities in Covid vaccination rates.
With local officials unable -- or unwilling -- to account for the imbalances, top Santa Barbara journalists tackle the policy and political implications of the just-released information on this week's edition of Newsmakers TV.
Nick Welsh, Josh Molina and Jade Martinez-Pogue join the host to recap, update and analyze these issues, and the rest of the week's biggest stories, including the outcry at City Council by neighbors over a new blockbuster downtown housing development, the triumph of commerce over aesthetics on State Street and all the latest on campaign 2021, including the District 4 council race and Mayor Cathy Murillo's latest public display of foul temper.
If it's Friday, it's Newsmakers TV -- all here, right now.