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Today on Your Call: What is good policing?


On today's Your Call we’ll talk to Jinho “Piper” Ferreira, a rapper, performer, and now a deputy with the Alameda County Sherriff's office.  His one-man play, Cops and Robbers, shows the conflicts and misunderstandings between police officers and people on the street.  It raises the question, what does “good” policing look like?  Do officers need to be from the community they are patrolling?  And what do people actually want from the police? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Jinho “Piper” Ferreira, rapper, actor, screenwriter, and a Deputy for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Deptartment

Paul Figueroa, assistant chief with the Oakland Police Department

Akil Truso, community organizer with Oakland’s Street Outreach Team


KQED: An Officer-Involved Shooting Plays Out in Oakland Theater

Progressive Pulse: Rapper, Piper talks to us about his one man show “Cops & Robbers” by Vivian Rodriguez Meade

Mercury News: Jinho Ferreira: If enough cared about the violence in Oakland, it would be stopped

City of Oakland: Community Policing 

CBS: Oakland Begins Implementing Community Policing Plan To Fight Crime

YouTube: Piper talking with Davey D of KPFA Hard Knock Radio at an Oscar Grant demonstration at the Fruitvale Bart Station

*10:03 - 10:38 -- Clip that addresses why he thinks people from Oakland should become police