I was 8 years old, asleep in the top bunk of my bed, when I heard guys yelling outside my…
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Alameda County district supervisor Keith Carson hosted an event at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland to start public discussion about the violence against young people of color, in response to recent high-profile cases, as well as local protests.
Every 28 hours a police officer kills an unarmed black man in this country. I fear that one day it could be my dad, my brothers, or my cousins who comes in contact with the wrong police officer.
In the aftermath of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions, demonstrations have spread nationwide. For the past three nights, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Berkeley, California.
Youth Radio’s Joi Smith interviewed young people and long-time residents of Oakland for their reflections on police violence in the city. Sergeant Joseph Turner of the Oakland Police Department heard the piece, and responded in a letter which was published alongside Joi’s piece in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read both stories here.
Oakland has a long history of tensions between police and the community. So much, in fact, that the Oakland Police Department is under federal oversight for its use of force, and its reporting of misconduct, among other problems.