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Race to an Emergency-examining 911 responses Pt. 2

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What are the roots of the historic mistrust between people of color, especially African Americans, and the police? And how does 911 really work? Is slow response time just perception, or reality? During the 2nd half of our 2-part special—The Race to An Emergency, we follow the path of a 911 call, and along the way, encounter decades of mistrust that fuel a lack of confidence in the system.

Special thanks to KALW Radio.

Listen to part 1 here.

 

Featuring:

  • Lesley Phillips, Sharena Thomas, Peoples Community Medics co-founders
  • Nikki Anjenique, Sharena Thomas daughter
  • Rick Rocha, California Highway Patrol dispatcher
  • Olivia Moy, Wolleen Jones, Oakland police Department dispatchers
  • Terry Woodard, Oakland Fire Department Communications dispatcher
  • Jason Murphy, Paramedics Plus dispatcher
  • Tracy Chin, Rob Thrower, Oakland Fire Fighters
  • Brian Murphy, Oakland Police Officer
  • Regina Harris Gilliard, Johnna Watson Oakland Police Department spokespeople
  • Benjamin Bowser, Cal State East Bay Sociology Professor

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