Episode One: Cycles

Force of Law, our new narrative podcast series produced in collaboration with Studiotobe, will follow the heated debate in the state Capitol this year over legislation that would give California the nation’s toughest statewide standard for justifying deadly force.

The first episode delves into how California got to this point, looking back at the decade since police shot and killed Oscar Grant in Oakland and the momentum created by last year’s death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

Listen to the first episode here:

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