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Oakland Police Tackle and Detain Unhoused Outreach Workers

HeadlineApr 27, 2020

In Oakland, video showing outreach workers for the city’s unhoused population pinned to the ground and arrested by police has prompted outrage. The outreach workers — who are themselves unhoused — had been distributing water, food and supplies to those in need. Police later admitted they thought one of the targeted individuals, a black man, matched the description of a suspect in a local crime.

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