0:08 – The U.S. is erupting in protests against the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Steven Taylor and many more. Thousands of people joined marches, uprisings and a car caravan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oakland. Police departments across the country have responded with brutal and excessive force against demonstrators, and onlookers have recorded several instances of vehicles driven into crowds of protesters. Cat Brooks debriefs the protests with Patrisse Cullors, political strategist, co-founder of Black Lives Matter & founder of Reform LA Jails, and Andrea Ritchie (@dreanyc123), a New York-based police misconduct attorney and organizer. Ritchie is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color.
0:34 – We take calls about what people witnessed in protests across the Bay Area.
1:08 – Alicia Garza is an activist, writer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, currently organizing with Black Futures Lab and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She discusses the protests for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as the calls for Joe Biden to select a Black woman as his vice president pick. She cowrote the Washington Post op ed, “Biden still needs black women. Here are 3 things he needs to do.”
1:34 – As protests began to erupt, President Trump issued an executive order as a rebuke to Twitter’s attempt to curb Trump’s violent tweeting. The executive order pertains to Section 230, part of U.S. law that shields tech and social media websites from liability for content posted on the platforms. We host a discussion with Electronic Frontier Foundation legal director Corynne McSherry (@cmcsherr) and attorney Carrie Goldberg (@cagoldberglaw).