Editor’s note: We’re reposting this episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” which originally ran on Sept. 28, 2018, as a tribute to Public Defender of San Francisco Jeff Adachi, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 22 in his hometown.  After hearing the news, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer called Adachi a “true hero” and pointed to Mission Local’s “terrific obit” as a particularly worthy panegyric.

“Jeff Adachi defended the hell out of the public,” wrote Mission Local’s Joe Eskenazi, who also declared that Adachi’s legacy “lives in the people society makes a point of not seeing.” Listen to Scheer’s interview with Adachi to find out why Scheer couldn’t agree more with Eskenazi’s take.

Catch the full episode below:

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