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Last Thursday, June 24, the Oakland City Council took a major budget vote to reduce the size of a planned increase in police spending and divert resources to non-cop emergency response alternatives, after a year of fierce organizing and public outcry for reducing funding for policing that is racist and unjust.We talk with three guests:

  • Nikki Fortunato Bas (@nikki4oakland) is Oakland City Council President and District 2 Representative
  • liz suk (@liz_suk) is Executive Director of Oakland Rising
  • James Burch is the Policy Director of the Anti-Police Terror Project and President of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter. He serves on Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force