Rapper-Turned-Cop's One-Man Show Offers Unique Perspective on Police Shootings

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Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira had a thriving career as a rapper in 2009, when Oscar Grant was killed by a BART police officer. Watching the dysfunctional relationship between the black community and the police in the protests that followed the killing, he decided to get involved. He now works as a sheriff's deputy in Alameda County. We talk with Ferreira, whose one-man play "Cops and Robbers" explores issues of violence and law enforcement in Oakland.

Cops and Robbers from Charles Berkowitz on Vimeo.

Guests:

Jinho Ferreira, actor, author of "Cops and Robbers," deputy in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and rapper with the trio Flipsyde

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