"JIHNO FERREIRA/COPS AND ROBBERS"

West Oakland, CA native Jinho Ferreira, a former rapper-turned- Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy does his one-man play on the weekends.

*It’s a rare person who chooses to look within when it comes to making a change. People generally do what’s easier: complain about how things need to change. Not ask, ‘what can I do to affect change?’ Coming to this, for some, is a natural evolution, while others will never get there.

As we continue to witness racial profiling and the homicides that result from it, the names Oscar Brown, the 22-year-old African American man killed in Oakland by transit cop, Johannes Mehserle; Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man shot in Ferguson by officer, Darren Wilson, and Eric Garner, a black father of six, killed in New York by officer Daniel Pantaleo – not to mention countless others – are forever etched in our minds an an ugly reminder of police misappropriation.

We have plenty of reasons to complain – but no excuse for it to stop there.

And one black man made a choice not to let it.

Jinho Ferreira, an Oakland, CA rapper-turned sheriff’s deputy-turned actor known as Jinho “The Piper” created a play in which he portrays 17 different characters who react to cops shooting possibly unarmed suspects. 

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