On December 15th the Oakland Police Department released a dangerous statement to create fear and vilify Oakland youth. Using dehumanizing language like “juveniles” and “underaged suspects,” Interim Police Chief Susan E. Manheimer stated that her purpose is to create “alarm” without addressing the causes or offering any solutions.

“We remember this language from the 90’s, it created the hysteria that allowed so many Black and Brown lives to be cut short by mass incarceration,” said George Galvis, Executive Director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice — CURYJ. “Police Chief Manheimer the Oakland Police Department are afraid right now. …


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