VOICES: River City, Episode 145: House calls

Before beginning this episode, it’s important note that Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and his long-term colleagues have blood on their hands for years of gross negligence toward our unhoused neighbors and a constant, obstinate refusal to hold our police force responsible for their violence.

The same goes for City Manager Howard Chan. 

So it should come as little surprise that when Darrell pulled together his usual cast of characters to publicly denounce the ‘violence’ of a group planning a demonstration outside Chan’s house—and trying, in a remarkable show of bad faith, to tie their action in with recent anti-AAPI animus—few people took him seriously. The demonstration was, predictably, peaceful. 

We discuss who signed onto Darrell’s statement (and why), why his words ring hollow, and touch on the childish behavior of one small man with thick skin.  

Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always:

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