Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Enough is Enough- A conversation on Police violence in communities of color
"Enough is Enough" is a tag line for a new snitch program from the Gang Enforcement Police folks in Portland. It's purpose is to encourage people to share information with police to solve crimes in black communities. Let's talk about the elephant in the room, the police will never get support from people who don't trust them. Why would black men talk to the police? Eric Garner a 43-year old Black man was killed by a chokehold by a NYPD officers was suspected of selling individual cigarettes (the medical examiner ruled this death a homicide) and we are told the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating; An UNARMED Black teenager named Michael Brown, 18 years old was shot and killed by St. Louis police this weekend and the community erupted and continues to be explosive and we are told the FBI is investigating this senseless death. These headlines are becoming to normal. Enough is Enough! How can well trained professionals continue to kill unarmed people, yet, with police self-policing their own conduct, nothing really changes! Join me tomorrow as we discuss this troubling trend and how local communities are organizing to take back their streets!