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One year after Walnut Creek police killing of Miles Hall, family still seeks justice. Plus, an update from L.A. County’s 5PM curfew with Melinda Abdullah

0:08 – Tuesday with Mitch – Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10.

0:34 – Today marks one year since Walnut Creek police killed 23-year-old Miles Hall. We talk with his mother, Taun Hall, about her ongoing fight for justice for her son. Community members will pay tribute to Miles tonight at a memorial event at 5PM, which can be joined here. Then, family members and supporters will make demands of the Walnut Creek City Council, asking the city to change its responses to mental health crisis calls, restrict use of force by police, and adopt anti-bias and de-escalation training.

0:45 – Across the U.S., law enforcement is injuring protesters and journalist in the hospital with their brutal repression against, ironically, protests to end police brutality. Police are firing rubber bullets, tear gas and flash bang grenades. Asantewaa Boykin is an ER Nurse at UC Davis Medical Center and talks about treating patients who have risen up against police.

1:08 – Amber Akemi Piatt (@amberakemipiatt) of Human Impact Partners, a member of the “Audit Ahern” coalition pushing for accountability for Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern, joins us to respond to a series of social media posts by the Sheriff’s Office called “Zero Bail Fail.” The posts single out individuals accused of crimes who are out on bail and suggest they post a danger to the community. Local news outlets are picking up these posts directly from the Sheriff’s Office and running them unchallenged as news stories, including CBS San Francisco, the Mercury News, NBC Bay Area and KRON4. Advocates say this is incorrect and misguided.

1:18 – We hear on-the-ground updates from the uprisings for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Los Angeles from Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel), chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal State-LA and co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.

1:34 – An estimated 15,000 people turned out for a peaceful youth demonstration for Justice for George Floyd & Breonna Taylor in Oakland on Monday afternoon, marching from Oakland Technical High School to Oscar Grant Plaza. Danielle Kaye reports, with Ariel Boone.

1:50 – Sergeant Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, responds to questions over law enforcement firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters to implement Alameda County’s new countywide curfew.

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