Lennie Kirk Appears in KTVU News San Quentin Prison Barbershop Forum

Skaters in the Bay Area that tuned into KTVU 2 News last night got a surprise when Lennie Kirk appeared in the San Quentin edition of the Barbershop Forum. Hosted by Paul Chambers, the series is aimed at bridging the gap between the police and community through creating an open dialogue.

You can see glimpses of Kirk throughout the segment, and he weighs in with a personal insight about police encounters at the 3:43 mark.

Every time a police officer would treat me with respect, not look at me as a criminal and stuff, that would make a big difference in my life.

Kirk has been in and out of jail since 2001, and is currently serving a 13-year sentence for a third strike received in 2012. According to Dennis McGrath, he will be released next year.