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That's not stuck in the past


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. The mural above was created by Joonbug along with Sorell Raino-Tsui and Oakland School for the Arts.

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 

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Challenging the police before Black Lives Matter
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