In this episode Salima Hamirani hosts a debate over California’s Proposition 56, the Tobacco Tax Increase, which would tax cigarettes at $2 a pack. Representing the opposition we hear from Jack Weir, the President of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association. We also welcome Kathy Kneer President and CEO of Planned Parenthood and Affiliates of California, to speak in support of the proposition.
then, Cat Brooks speaks with Congresswoman Barbara Lee about $1.85 million in recent funding that’s been granted to Oakland in order to establish 15 more community oriented police officers positions, and whether or not that’s truly the best use of resources for the city. Cat also speaks with John Burris, a renowned civil rights attorney who called for the indictment of police officers involved in the July shooting of Joseph Mann in Sacramento.