0:08 – Monday news commentary (Mitch is out today): Thank you to our listener donors who came to dinner last week; US withdraws tariff threats; a 39 year old man found dead in Santa Rita on June 5, his identity is still unknown; LAPD kill another man in South Central; and Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan presents her budget tonight
0:34 – New survey: Cops racist and violent social media
Emily Hoerner (@emilyhoerner) is a reporter with Injustice Watch, a non-profit journalism organization focused on institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality. Her latest investigation looks at data from the Plain View Project, and the report by Buzzfeed is entitled: Cops Across The US Have Been Exposed Posting Racist And Violent Things On Facebook. Here’s The Proof.
0:47 – OUSD has proposed a 40 year lease to a charter school on the Castlemont High School campus in East Oakland
Mike Hutchinson is with the Oakland Public Education Network, and opposes the lease saying it further destabilizes Castlemont and Oakland public schools.
1:08 – Police officer Mohammed Noor is sentenced to 12.5 years
Paige Fernandez is the Policing Policy Advisor in the ACLU’s National Political Advocacy Department, and says the sentence is just but the process reveals entrenched racism and stigma against black lives
1:34 – Jane Stoever is a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she directs the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Initiative to End Family Violence. Her latest book is The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives and Domestic Violence Responses