Law & Disorder

SF Walgreens Security Kills Black Trans Youth; Legal Representation Not Guaranteed to Youth in CPS;

A new report from the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) finds that kids in the child welfare system aren’t guaranteed legal representation in a dozen states. We are joined by Kim Dvorchak, Executive Director of NACC, and a former defense attorney who represented children in the foster system. Kim joins us from Denver.

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Then, last week in San Francisco, a Walgreens security guard shot and killed 24-year-old Black trans-man Banko Brown over allegations of stealing. San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has decided against pressing charges in the killing. Brown was a long-time member of the Young Women’s Freedom Center – we’re joined by Julia Arroyo, Co-Executive Director of YMFC.

Check out the Young Women’s Freedom Center website:
Link to the fundraiser for Banko Brown’s family:

And this week marks 25-years since the founding of Critical Resistance – an organization dedicated to abolishing the prison-industrial complex. We’re joined by Mohamed Shehk, National Campaigns & Projects Director with Critical Resistance, to discuss the organization’s history and give us a peak into their celebration event on Friday, May 5th.

More info on Critical Resistance’s 25th Anniversary event:

This week’s Resistance in Residence Artist is Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane.
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