“How you organize that rage”: Challenging the police before Black Lives Matter

East Bay Yesterday show

Summary: Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death have brought unprecedented attention to the intertwined issues of police violence and structural racism, but the legacy of challenging police abuse in the East Bay goes back many decades. This episode explores several pivotal confrontations in the long struggle to hold police accountable for brutality against people of color. To read more about this story and see additional images, visit The Oaklandside: https://oaklandside.org/2020/07/24/oaklandside-east-bay-yesterday-police-violence-oakland/ This episode features interviews with: Xavier Buck, Deputy Director of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Andrea Benavidez and Veronica Salazar, sisters of Barlow Benavidez Tony Valladolid, attorney Brenda Payton, retired journalist John Burris, civil rights attorney