Joel Bellman

Joel Bellman worked for nearly four decades as a print and broadcast journalist, and political communicator. He writes on politics, culture, and the media, bellman.spjla@gmail.com. He wrote this commentary for CalMatters.

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One juror summed it all up when he commented afterward: "I don’t know why they even prosecuted the case. It was a complete waste of taxpayer money." (Photo: Joe Gratz/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, October 24, 2019
As President Trump Abuses His Power, Why Is Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Trying to Criminalize Dissent?
In a blue state, in a blue city, on the Bruin blue campus of a public university system that once gave rise to the Free Speech Movement, why were the UCLA administration and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, a liberal Democrat, bent on charging and jailing four young protesters for briefly...
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