Law & Disorder

Friends of Phoenix Police Victim Charged w/ Murder; Impacted Modesto Families Organize Against Police Violence

We start today’s episode with our weekly State Terror Roundup.

Then, to Phoenix, where, after Jacob Harris was killed by police, his friends were charged with his murder. We’re joined by Roland Harris, Jacob’s father, along with Meg O’Connor, an award-winning Senior Reporter for The Appeal, covering police, prosecutors, and the criminal legal system. Her latest piece is titled: Police Killed his Son – Prosecutors Charged the Teen’s Friends with his Murder.

Then we go to Modesto, where families impacted by killings by police are organizing together. We’re joined by Darlene Ruiz, the mother of Trevor Seever who was killed by Modesto police on December 29, 2020. We’re also joined by Brittoni Estrella-Chavez, wife of Paul Chavez Jr who was killed by Modesto police on July 14, 2022.

Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is community organizer, youth development professional, and installation artist Mizan Alkebulan-Abakah.

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