Law & Disorder

Oakland’s incoming D4 councilmember; Opposition to Sacramento jail plans; And more!

Continuing our coverage of Oakland’s election outcomes, we are in conversation with Oakland City Councilmember-Elect for District 4, Janani Ramachandran, who is one of two new progressives who will take their city council seats come January. Janani Ramachandran is a public interest attorney, activist, and artist. She will be replacing outgoing Councilmember Sheng Thao, who was just elected as Oakland’s mayor.

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For three years in Sacramento, the sheriff has been trying to expand their local jail but the community has been pushing back against the jail expansion. We speak with the co-authors of a statement published in the Sacramento Bee: “Sacramento County wants to expand its troubled downtown jail. That’s a terrible idea.” Our guests are Katie Valenzuela, the Sacramento City councilmember for District 4, which includes Downtown Sacramento, as well as Flojaune Cofer, the Senior Director of Policy at Public Health Advocates. She is an epidemiologist who is focused on public health prevention and restorative justice initiatives in California.

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Musical prodigy Christopher Lovell Jones was just 17 years old when he was gunned down on his mothers porch on New Years Eve 2010 in a tragic episode of street violence. We are joined by his mother, Brenda Grisham, who has been fighting for justice for her son and peace on Oakland’s streets since her son was killed. For the last two years she has hosted a conference for families impacted by community violence. The conference, called The Xperience Conference, is an event for families to come and heal from traumatic events in their lives, and will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 in San Leandro.

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