On today's Your Call we’ll talk to Jinho “Piper” Ferreira, a rapper, performer, and now a deputy with the Alameda County Sherriff's office. His one-man play, Cops and Robbers, shows the conflicts and misunderstandings between police officers and people on the street. It raises the question, what does “good” policing look like? Do officers need to be from the community they are patrolling? And what do people actually want from the police? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.
Jinho “Piper” Ferreira, rapper, actor, screenwriter, and a Deputy for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Deptartment
Paul Figueroa, assistant chief with the Oakland Police Department
Akil Truso, community organizer with Oakland’s Street Outreach Team
Mercury News: Jinho Ferreira: If enough cared about the violence in Oakland, it would be stopped
City of Oakland: Community Policing
*10:03 - 10:38 -- Clip that addresses why he thinks people from Oakland should become police