Thursday, August 6, 2009

Your Call 080609 What does "cooperating" with the Police actually look like?

What should you do when the cops come knocking on your door, pull you over or arrest you? On the next Your Call we talk about what it means to cooperate with the police. The attention paid to Henry Louis Gates' arrest in Cambridge has focused on racial profiling, but it also tells us a lot about how police operate and how private citizens are expected to respond. Send us an email at or join us live at 11 a.m. What respect is due to the police and the civilian when an arrest hangs in the balance? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Jakada Imani in Oakland
Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, an Oakland based organization working for racial and environmental justice with a particular focus on the criminal justice system. The Ella Baker Center was founded 13 years ago by Van Jones as an expansion of Bay Area PoliceWatch. Imani took over at Ella Baker in 2007 after leading their Books not Bars program.

Gary P. Delagnes in San Francisco
President of the San Francisco Police Officers Association

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