106 KMEL AND THE STREET SOLDIERS SHOW TO HOLD
LIVE TOWN HALL ABOUT
COMMUNITY AND POLICE RELATIONS
WHAT: 106 KMEL, the No.1 Station For Hip Hop and R&B in the Bay Area, and the producers of the weekly radio show Street Soldiers will host the second 106 KMEL Street Soldiers Live Town Hall to address violence in the community and to help improve the relationship between the relationship between local police and youth. The event’s theme, “Community & Police Relations Part 2: How Do We Make It Better?” will focus on the changes made by law enforcement in the recent months to improve tension between the community and police, as well as citizens’ rights.
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, community activist and on-air personality of the Street Soldiers show, will moderate the discussion. Town hall panelists will include San Francisco Police Department Chief William Scott, Oakland Police Department (OPD) Captain Sekou Millington, OPD Lieutenant Bobby Hookfin, Lisa Katz from the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, Manny Fortes from San Francisco’s Department of Police Accountability (DPA), and Anthony Finnell from the Oakland Citizen Police Review Board. In addition, the town hall will feature guests from youth focused organizations Alive & Free, Mo Magic, Ryse Center, Bay Area Peacekeepers and youth from the Bay Area.
Street Soldiers Radio shares notes our Omega students wrote to their parents as well as stories from our callers during Mother's Day.
The Community Ambassadors was created in 2010 as a community safety and neighborhood engagement job training program. Developed and operated by the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigration Affairs, they hire and train neighborhood residents to provide a visible, street-smart safety presence in targeted neighborhoods.
We also talk with Diaunte Thompson, director of A Hundred Blocks, about when a young man tries to escape the cycle of violence and leave the streets behind, he finds himself at a crossroads as unexpected events change his plans.