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Oakland Re-examines Operation Ceasefire w/ George Galvis & James Burch

In Oakland, the city has been examining the potential for reintroducing a former police program called Operation Ceasefire. It’s a carrot and stick program, where the Police Department identifies people they believe to be violent, offer them social services and support structures while also threatening them with significant criminal enhancements like state and federal charges in the case that they are arrested for any crime. It turns out that the carrot portion of Operation Ceasefire had a positive impact. Joining us to discuss are George Galvis, the co-founder and executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, along with James Burch, Deputy Director for the Anti Police-Terror Project, an organization that seeks to end police violence in Black and Brown communities.

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