LUMPENPROLETARIAT—Another San Francisco Bay Area police chief bites the dust. Recently, the San Francisco Police Chief was forced to step down after another innocent person was gunned down by SF police. And this was after the SF Police Chief refused to resign after presiding over a police force resented for beating and killing unarmed residents in public. A group of hunger strikers called the Frisco Five managed to raise enough pressure, such that the next killing by cops of unarmed people led to the ouster of the San Francisco Police Chief.
And, now, we’re seeing the ouster of the Oakland Police Chief, as news breaks of police officers in various police agencies engaging in sexual relations with an under-aged prostitute. Communications evidence reported by two investigative journalists show text messages from police officers to a prostitute warning her of police prostitution stings in Oakland. Free speech radio’s UpFront spoke with “the two investigative journalists who blew open the story.” Listen (and/or download) here. 
UPDATE: Free speech radio’s Hard Knock Radio spoke with Kat Brooks (from Anti-Police Terror Project about the latest corruption scandal involving police and the ouster of the Oakland Police Chief. Listen (and/or download) here. 
[Working draft transcript of actual radio broadcast by Messina for Lumpenproletariat and UpFront.]
UPFRONT—[14 JUN 2016] [pending]
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[This transcript will be expanded as time constraints, and/or demand or resources, allow.]
 UPFRONT—[14 JUN 2016] The abrupt resignation of Oakland’s police chief was swiftly followed by news of a sex and prostitution scandal involving multiple officers from multiple agencies, some sergeants and captains, some trading sex for warnings about stings. So: how widespread was it? How high up did the cover-up reach? And is it unusual, or just unusually public? We speak to the two investigative journalists who blew open the story.
- Darwin BondGraham, staff writer at the East Bay Express
- Ali Winston, freelance investigative journalist specializing in policing and surveillance.
[16 JUN 2016]
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