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Tasers under scrutiny in San Mateo County, after no charges or changes since death of Chinedu Okobi; Plus: SCOTUS rules indefinite detention of immigrants lawful

0:08 – Tasers in San Mateo and the death of Chinedu Okobi five months later

Ebele Okobi is the sister of Chinedu Okobi, who died on October 3, 2018, after San Mateo County Sherriff’s deputies repeatedly tased him.

Kate Amoo-Gottfried and Regina Islas are with the Justice4Chinedu Coalition, organizing to demand justice for Chinedu Okobi, a 39-year-old black man killed by police in Millbrae on October 3, 2018. He was the third person killed after being shocked with a Taser by law enforcement officers in San Mateo County last year.

0:34 – There is no government agency that counts taser deaths at the hands of law enforcement. Luckily, an investigative team at Reuters did. They spent months combing through legal and news databases to run down every case where police tased someone who died shortly after. We speak with the lead reporter on that project, Peter Eisler (@byPeterEisler), National Affairs Correspondent with Reuters.

0:56 – Theater Review: KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews The Who and the What, by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, about conflicting values in the Muslim World. It runs at Marin Theater company through Sunday March 24

1:08 – MUNI Union Trusteed, national union takes over Muni local in midst of contract talks

We speak with Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez (@FitzTheReporter)transportation reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.

1:20 – UC Workers go on 1 day strike

We speak with Liz Perlman, Executive Director of AFSCME Local 3299, which is going out on strike in solidarity with UPTE-CWA 9919. UPTE-CWA 9119 and AFSCME Local 3299 represent more than 39,000 Research, Technical Healthcare, Service, and Patient Care workers at the University of California’s 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, numerous clinics, research laboratories, and UC Hastings College of Law.

1:34 – BREAKING: Supreme Court Green-Lights Indefinite Detention for Immigrants

We speak with Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DCcovers courts and the law for Slate.

1:45 – New report shows the Department of Homeland Security is sending detained children to secret sites.

Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) Investigative reporter covering Immigration for Reveal (@reveal), who broke the story. 

 

 

 

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