Santa Rosa Activist Describes What Defunding the Police Could Look Like (Aired: July 21, 2020)

The national movement for racial justice following George Floyd’s killing has found a stage in Sonoma County. Libby is a local activist working with the grassroots group Love and Light. Libby, who is biracial, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming, asked us to not use their full name. Camille  Escovedo spoke with them in June about what an alternative to policing could look like. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation. 

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