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‘A lot of these videos end with a bang bang’ Adrian Burrell describes surviving encounter with Vallejo Police; Plus: Highlights of Gov Newsom’s first State of the State address

0:08 – Kali Akuno (@KaliAkuno) Co-Founder and Executive Director of Cooperation Jackson, a network of worker cooperatives and solidarity economy institutions based in Jackson, Mississippi.

Event: Kali Akuno will be appearing in Oakland tonight for a Cooperation Jackson Fundraiser TONIGHT @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. 

0:34 – Vallejo is reeling from a series of assaults by Vallejo Police Officers in the last few weeks, and callings are growing for accountability and reform. We’re joined by Adrian Burrell, veteran Marine and filmmaker who was assaulted by Vallejo Officer David McLaughlin outside his home last month. He filmed the assault, which has gone viral. Vallejo Police did not respond to requests for comment before airtime. 

1:08 – Governor Gavin Newsom gave his first State of the State address yesterday – we discuss the highlights.

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla is Executive Director of Restore the Delta (@RestoretheDelta).

John Howard is the editor of the Capitol Weekly (@Capitol_Weekly).

1:34 – Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted on all counts, faces life in US prison

Emily Palmer (@emilyepalmeris a reporter with the New York Times covering the trial of “El Chapo” or Joaquin Guzman.

1:45 – Naming of Oscar Grant Way

Cephus Johnson (@cephusjohnsonalso known as Uncle Bobby, is the uncle of Oscar Grant, who was killed by a BART Police Officer at the Fruitvale BART Station in 2009.

*Tomorrow Feb 14: The BART Board will vote on the proposal to name a road next to Fruitvale BART after Oscar Grant at its meeting TOMORROW, February 14th, at 2040 Webster street in Oakland. The meeting starts at 9am.

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