Law & Disorder

Oakland’s Upcoming Mayoral Election w/ Walter Riley & James Burch

It is election time and the mayoral race in Oakland is full of folks hopeful to lead the city. We spend this hour taking a look at the platforms of the candidates with two of The Town’s most forward-facing activists and advocates.

We’re joined by Walter Riley, a Civil Rights activist since the civil rights movement, who worked alongside Malcolm X and others before moving to the Bay Area in 1965, where he supported the Third World Liberation strikes at SF State in 1968 that led to the beginning of ethnic studies. More recently, he’s an active criminal defense and civil rights attorney based in Oakland who is deeply involved with local politics.

We’re also joined by policy expert James Burch, who is 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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