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Black Activists In Fresno And Bakersfield Discuss The Future Of Police Reform

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D’Aungillique Jackson, Arleana Waller, Aaron Foster and NaTesha Johnson
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Clockwise from top left: D’Aungillique Jackson, Arleana Waller, Aaron Foster and NaTesha Johnson";

Last summer’s reckoning over police brutality against Black people, led both Fresno and Bakersfield to establish commissions of community members, charged with making recommendations for reform.  Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock checked in with some of the activists involved to see how the work is going, and to hear their response to the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin. She spoke with Bakersfield activists NaTesha Johnson and Arleana Waller, along with D’Aungillique Jackson, president of the Fresno State chapter of the NAACP, and Fresno-based anti-gun violence advocate Aaron Foster.

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.
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