Criminal Justice Reform: Libertarian Party of San Francisco Panel

June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
580 Howard St
San Francisco CA 94105

Join the Libertarian Party of San Francisco for our 6th annual panel discussion. This year, we will discuss criminal justice reform, focusing on issues especially relevant to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Come join us for an engaging discussion on these important issues!


Our Panelists:

Matt Gonzalez
Matt Gonzalez is an attorney with experience handling both civil and criminal matters in both the state and federal courts. He has a BA from Columbia University (1987) and JD from Stanford Law School (1990). Since early 2011 he has served as the Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He previously served as an elected member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 2001-2005. Matt is a native of McAllen, Texas.

Scott Shackford
Scott Shackford joined Reason Magazine and as an associate editor in 2012 to expand the site’s news coverage. His beats include tech surveillance, privacy, LGBT issues, the pension crisis, aggressive government regulations, and criminal justice reform.

Scott has focused heavily on issues like bail, probation, and parole reform. He also draws attention to aggressive overuse of force by police department, particularly in perpetuation of the drug war, and the overuse of SWAT raids. Most recently in California, he’s also been reporting on the new law opening up records of police misconduct to public view.

Prior to coming to Reason, Scott served as an editor for a decade for a small community newspaper the Desert Dispatch, out in the California Mojave. There he advocated for libertarian solutions to any number of local problems, including aggressive behaviors by local police forces.

4:00pm – Reception
4:30pm – Panel Discussion
5:30pm – Audience Q&A
6:00pm – After party!

Refreshments will be served.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to help cover our expenses. Thank you!

For all inquiries, please email Nick Smith at

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