Full Circle 05-19-2023; Good News In Antioch, Angelo Quinto Emergency Response Team & Opportunity Village

Tonight, we are going back to Antioch to get some good news from the East Bay city rocked by a recent police text message scandal and FBI investigation. On tonight’s show we’ll hear two opening ceremonies in the city. First, Antioch is now the only city in Contra Costa County with a non police emergency community response team. We’ll hear some voices from the  kick off of what is now known as the Angelo Quinto Community Response Team AQ CRT. We also hear emotional testimony from the opening ceremonies of Antioch’s launch of “Opportunity Village” a downtown hotel converted into transitional housing for our unhoused community. Later, to honor the birthday of Malcolm X, we’ll hear him in his own words after his return from Mecca.

Watch the videos of the openings of the Angelo Quinto Community Response Team and the Opening of Opportunity Village.

Angelo Quinto Community Response Team https://fb.watch/kE1rpRVYDh/

Opening of Opportunity Village https://fb.watch/kE1u1cf3Ww/

See the latest protest at Martinez Superior Court  against the racist, homophobic and sexist text messages and violence committed against the Antioch community https://fb.watch/kE1DdMPUn6/

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/

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