On January 29th of 2010 Aaron Campbell was shot in the back and killed by Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour. Less then two weeks later the grand jury decided there was no wrongdoing on the part of the officer that killed Campbell. Now, family members and the community are asking that the Portland Police be held accountable for the shooting of Aaron Campbell and other victims of police violence. Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Cathrine and Rassan, members of the Fire Frashour Campaign, who are asking for the permanent firing of Officer Frashour and other Killer Cops.
A celebration of civil rights: Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story
Two months after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ending school segregation, the county engineer of Hillsboro, Ohio - a white man determined to force integration in the segregated town - set fire to Lincoln School, the town's "colored" elementary school. The two-year protest lead by five African American mothers to carry forward the struggle sparked by that fire drew the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall and led to Clemons v. Board of Education the first test case for Brown in the North.
Guantanamo's Kangaroo Court and Trial of Omar Khadr
Guantanamo's Kangaroo Court and Trial of Omar Khadr: Interview with Dennis Edney, Khadr's Canadian attorney. Last week the tribunal at Guantanamo tried and convicted in a plea agreement Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was only fifteen years old when captured after a fire fight in Afghanistan. This was the first trial of a child soldier for war crimes since WWII and it happened in a court that is not recognized by international law. Khadr's attorney will join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about his clients plea agreement. The Pentagon says Khadr is a dangerous terrorist. Tune in to hear the other side of the story.
What were voters thinking? Jo Ann and Dave sort through the midterm election rubble to find out!
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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Rinku Sen, the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of ColorLines magazine. She'll talk about her recent article "The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us."
In the second half of the show the guest is Jamilah King, ColorLines news editor who will talk about the youth vote.