Law & Disorder

Stop Cop City; San Mateo Jails Reduce Mail Access For Prisoners; Plus, Stephon Clark’s Angelversary

We start today’s show with our weekly State Terror Roundup. Then, we go back to Atlanta to discuss the movement to stop Cop City, with Tunde Osazua, a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Black Alliance for Peace (or BAP), and is also a member of BAP’s national coordinating committee. He’s also a part of a broader coalition of individuals and orgs fighting back against Atlanta’s Cop City plan. 

Then, we look at a new policy in San Mateo County Jail that restricts prisoner access to letters other than digital scans that they cannot have at their bedside – it’s a policy based in an overplayed outcry that prisoners are receiving drugs through mail while in reality, the majority of drugs inside jails are trafficked there by guards themselves. Along with other justice-minded organizations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is vocally opposing the policy. We’re joined by Hannah Zhao, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on criminal justice and privacy issues, with prior experience representing criminal defendants on appeal in state and federal courts in New York, Illinois, and Missouri.

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Then, we’re joined by Stevonte Clark, brother of Stephon Clark, a Sacramento community member who was shot and killed by police while in his grandmothers backyard on March 18, 2018. This Saturday, March 18th, is the 5th anniversary of the death of Stephon Clark, and Stevonte is involved in organizing a full weekend of events celebrating the life of his brother and organizing to end police violence.


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