Full Circle 05-05-2023; The Community Hits The Streets over Antioch Police Racist, Sexist and Homophobic Text Messages

Tonight on Full Circle, we will again be covering the Antioch police text message scandal and community outrage. On tonight’s show we’ll hear community response as the community takes to the streets and speaks out about racist police on the department steps ahead of a special city council meeting. We also hear from civil rights attorney John Burris as he launches a federal lawsuit against the Antioch police. John also brings the survivors of this violence to share their stories. And we’ll get an update on upcoming actions

Watch videos of the protest at the Antioch police department and the press conference by civil rights attorney John Burris on First Voice Media Facebook page the links here.

Protest at APD https://fb.watch/ksbG2VeFlY/

John Burris  press conference https://fb.watch/ksbJnrb8Q8/

Check out Coverage of the protest on local news KTVU including a short clip of Franklin https://www.ktvu.com/news/antioch-residents-demand-overhaul-of-police-department-after-racist-text-scandal

Check out Freewillin Franklin on ABC news talking about his case from 2009 and the recent text scandal. https://abc7news.com/antioch-police-department-officer-misconduct-investigation-staffing-chief-steven-ford/13114779/?fbclid=IwAR1beGz1fMQu2XugVqeTlVHdrTP1TRU2o0m5pQtuLxYa-2-EiTja9lSqYvg

Read the first batch of released text messages from the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23778279/disclosure-report-court-redactions-final.pdf

Read The second batch of text messages released HERE

Watch the entire April 18th Special Antioch City Council meeting to hear all the public comments regarding the text messages https://www.antiochca.gov/government/city-council-meetings/04-18-23/Watch the entire Antioch City Council meeting to hear all the public comments regarding the text messages as well as a report by Antioch Police Chief, Dr. Steven Ford. https://www.antiochca.gov/government/city-council-meetings/04-11-23/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s