Debate: SF Prop B – could the privacy measure undermine the Sunshine Ordinance? Plus: the death of Chinedu Okobi, tased to death by San Mateo Sheriff’s deputies

0:08 – Trump Storms Texas for Cruz. RG Ratcliffe (@rgratcliffe) political editor of the Texas Monthly, covered the Trump rally for Ted Cruz last night and joins us to discuss the campaign trail.

0:34 – Midterm election debate: San Francisco Proposition B – Privacy First Policy

PRO: Brian Hofer (@b_haddy)is a member of Oakland Privacy, a coalition dedicated to defending the right to privacy and enhancing oversight on public surveillance.

CON: Richard Knee (@PacMediaGuildis Legislative & Political Committee chair of the Pacific Media Workers Guild. 

1:08 – the death of Chinedu Okobi, an unarmed Black father suffering from a mental illness. He was tased and killed by San Mateo Sheriff’s Deputies on Oct 3, 2018. We speak with his older sister Ebele Okobi. Then, we speak with the San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe whose office is investigating the death. The San Mateo Sheriff’s Department did not reply to our interview requests before airtime.

1:34 – Since 2011, the Oakland Police Department asked applicants if they’ve been victims of sexual assault, as part of a “criminal background” check. We speak with Kimberly Veklerov (@KVeklerovwho covers the East Bay for The San Francisco Chronicle, and broke the story.

1:45 – San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to raising wages for non-profits. We check in with Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) the editor of 48hills.org. Plus, we discuss the tech money flooding into the Prop C race. 


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