Over the weekend, the San Jose Police Department placed four of its police officers on administrative leave for posting racist and anti-Muslim comments in a private Facebook group. This latest scandal comes days after San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a nine-point plan aimed at reforming, but not defunding, the city’s police department. Given these recent developments, critics of the police are saying that Liccardo’s plan does not go far enough to address systemic racism. We’ll talk about this latest incident, the efforts to reform the department and what the next steps are.
Calls for Action Grow Amid San Jose Police Racism Scandal
A San Jose Police patrol car. (Thomas Hawk/Flickr)
Raj Jayadev, founder and executive director, Silicon Valley De-Bug
Adhiti Bandlamudi, Silicon Valley Reporter, KQED