Professor Tuman, Oakland Mayoral Candidate, Discusses Urban Shield Event
Monday, September 08, 2014
KQED -- The candidates responded to a question about military equipment transferred to the police department and Urban Shield, a regional emergency response exercise in Oakland this weekend. San Francisco State University Professor Joe Tuman said the “optics” of the exercises look bad, but he wants to better define “militarization” before condemning equipment the department may need. He said police officers could face suspects with automatic rifles and armor piercing bullets.