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CA bill AB 392 to limit police use of force watered down to pass Assembly; Plus: Oakland moves to decriminalize psychedelic plants, including mushrooms

0:08 – SF Supervisors roll out proposal to overhaul mental healthcare system

Supervisor Hillary Ronen (@HillaryRonen) represents District 9, which includes  the neighborhoods of Mission District, Bernal Heights, and the Portola. She’s co-sponsoring the new legislation to fund “Mental Health SF.”

0:20 – Oakland moves to decriminalize psychedelic plants, including mushrooms

Carlos Plazola is the Chair of Decriminalize Nature Oakland (@DecrimNature) a community organization with a mission to “decriminalize entheogenic plants, restore our root connection to nature, and improve human health and well-being.”

0:34 – New bill to define use of force and prevent police killings, AB 392 was watered down to pass CA Assembly

The California State Assembly passed legislation to restrict police officers’ use of deadly force yesterday. The bill was sparked after public outrage over fatal police shootings including the shooting of unarmed Stephon Clark in Sacramento last year. KPFA’s Caitlin Hall reports.

Jennie Ruiz is the sister of Charlie Salinas, who was killed by Sanger PD near Fresno in 2012. She lives in Porterville.

James Burch is Policy Coordinator with the Anti-Police Terror Project.

1:08 – The San Francisco International Arts Festival has kicked off this year, under the theme THE PATH TO DEMOCRACY (May 23-June 2).

We’re joined by its artistic director, Andrew Wood to discuss this year’s lineup, the Syrian and Canadian artists denied visas, and the importance of cultural exchange in the age of Trump. See the full 2019 program lineup here.

1:20 – 19 year old Jonathan Bandabaila went missing in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland on May 3, 2019.

We’re joined in studio by Jonathan’s brother, Harrison Bandalabaila and his parents – father Fallah Bandabaila, and mother, Isata Bandabaila.

Anyone with information about Jonathan’s whereabouts, please contact Officer Sides of the Oakland Police Department at (510) 587-2523

1:38 – Our intern Caitlin Hall interviews filmmaker and writer, Arwen Curry about her new documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Screenings: This Saturday, June 1 at 3pm and Monday June 3 at 6:30pm at the New Parkway in Oakland, followed by a Q&A with the director.

 

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