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  In the news recently, statues have been defaced and pulled down from their perches ala Saddam Hussein.

Just how are this 20 year old murder case, the death of George Floyd connected?  The interaction of bias -- conscious and unconscious -- the media, the mega trial, and our evolving perception of justice.

Protesters Of All Ages Cover The Bay Area

Jun 8, 2020
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Over the weekend, dozens of Bay Area demonstrations against police brutality took place, from Pinole to Palo Alto. And protesters gathered in neighborhoods across San Francisco.

Brooke Anderson

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from young people who’ve been protesting across the Bay Area over the killing of George Floyd and police brutality. On Wednesday, an estimated 30,000 people attended a youth-led protest in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Civil Unrest or Redress Grievances

Jun 3, 2020

A series of protests embroil the entire country following another killing at the hands of a police officer.  Some are outraged by the loss of life, others by the destruction of property and civil unrest that followed.  

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Local curfew orders remain in effect throughout much of the Bay Area, as the region deals with the demonstrations and civil unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Demonstrations against police violence continue in the Bay Area and nationwide after George Floyd, an African-American, was killed while in the custody of Minneapolis police last week. We'll talk to San Francisco Chronicle columnist Otis Taylor about how our region is processing Floyd's death and how we can address systemic racism in our communities.

The Growing Calls To Defund Police & What That Would Look Like

Jun 3, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on the uprisings over the death of George Floyd and police brutality. According to Mapping Police Violence, from 2013 to 2019, 99 percent of killings by police did not result in officers being charged with a crime.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on the nationwide massive uprisings over the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and economic injustice. There have been peaceful protests in over 140 cities, according to the New York Times.

Rosa Pineda

  On this edition of Your Call, we’re opening the lines to get your reaction to the nationwide uprising over the killing of George Floyd and rampant police brutality. People took the streets in over 140 cities across the country, according to the New York Times. 

Judy Silber


Hundreds of people gathered around Oakland’s Lake Merritt yesterday afternoon, adding their voices to the protests against recent deaths at the hands of police.

Vandals And Looters Cause Damage Throughout California

Jun 1, 2020
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Cities across California declared curfews, yesterday, to head off more violence. That’s after unruly demonstrators at earlier protests burned police cars, broke into stores and skirmished with officers.


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong. China's National People's Congress has approved the draft of a national security bill that would criminalize dissent and includes, for the first time, the establishment of national security agencies in Hong Kong.