VOICES: River City, Episode 102: Willie Brown Jr

Friends and family of Willie Brown Jr., the 38-year-old Sacramento man found hanging from a basketball hoop last week, continue to process their grief while demanding answers to what happened. 

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department claims that it was a suicide attempt, but people are worried that these circumstances reflect a pattern in the US last summer of Black men found hanging in public spaces.  

Brown, a father of four, is still alive but not exhibiting brain activity. If you’d like to help his family, they have started a GoFundMe

We also take some time this episode to talk about the right-wing madness taking place a few hours north of Sacramento in Shasta County, where State of Jefferson crazies are finding new and creative ways to intimidate and threaten a county board of supervisors that is simply trying to mitigate the threat of coronavirus. (For further reading on this absurd story, check out this piece in Bloomberg.) 

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