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Your Call: Hunger strikers demand an end to police brutality

Jessica Christian/San Francisco Examiner
The Frisco Five: Sellassie Blackwell, Ike Pinkston, Ilyich Sato, Edwin Lindo, Maria Cristina Gutierrez

On the May 4th edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the Frisco Five hunger strike. 
Since April 21st, a grandmother, two rappers, an educator, and a supervisor candidate have chosen not to eat to protest the recent killings of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Amilcar Lopez, and Luis Gongora. The Frisco 5, who are camping out in front of the Mission Police Station, say they will not eat until Police Chief Greg Suhr steps down or resigns. What police reforms are they calling for? How are city officials responding? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Yayne Abeba, spokesperson for the Frisco Five

Jeff Adachi, elected Public Defender of San Francisco

Sana Saleem, reporter with 48 Hills

Web Resources:

48 Hills: Hunger Strike, Day XI: A letter from the Frisco Five to Mayor Ed Lee

48 Hills:Hunger for Justice SF coverage

SF Examiner: ‘Frisco Five’ on hunger strike to protest SF police brutality

Hoodline: Frisco Five, Supporters March Through Mission To City Hall [Updated]

El Tecolote: Starving for change: ‘Frisco 5’ hunger striking police brutality

SF Examiner: Recent racism allegations renew calls for federal, state investigations into SFPD