Necessary Blackness Podcast sat with community activist and 3rd generation freedom fighter Kalonji Changa, to discuss the difference between defunding the police vs decentralizing the police. We spoke about the need for a residency clause and instituting an autonomous community public safety council to control everything from the fire department and EMS.
Amid the continuing national outcry over the police killing of George Floyd, the police are still killing unarmed black people. Most recently, Rayshard Brooks was murdered by an Atlanta police officer. Civil Right Activist, Students, Mothers of slain children, and concerned citizens took to the streets to bring awareness to unsolved cases of police murders in Atlanta.
Activist Marcus Coleman and a host of young social justice warriors lead the protest to seek justice for KendrickJohnson, Jamarion Robinson, Shali Tilson, Anthony Hill, OscarCain and so many more victims murdered by Atlanta Police. Rapper T.I. joined the march to the Capitol and spoke about the need to keep the pressure on the establishment and how we forced them to acknowledge the pain and suffering we experienced for years. He ended with advising the protestors of their consumer power and to no longer spend money outside of the community. Rapper T.I was joined on stage by Mysonne and Tamika Mallory of Until Freedom.
The young social justice warriors are amplifying their voices while demanding justice against rogue police officers and their executive shields that isolate them from being charged in the killing of unarmed citizens.
The case of Jamarion Robinson is one of many elected officials, prosecutors, and law enforcement is trying to sweep under the rug. Jamarion Robinson was shot at over 100 times and 76 bullets hit his body by US Marshals on August 5, 2016. We now know that his hands were up due to injuries that he sustained. He had 20 plus bullets in the back, someone stood over him and fired directly into him while he was down. DA Paul Howard’s office has been working on the case since his death. The US Marshals refused to talk. Best selling author and community activist Kimberly Jones speaks on how our contract with America is broken and why we must continue to fight against a system seeking to oppress and imprison us.
Martin Luther King Jr once stated in an interview, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” This was in 1966 and nothing has changed since he uttered those prophetic words. That language is being heard and spoken in just about every major city in America and has reverberated to several international countries.
Atlanta citizen quickly took to the street to protest not only the killing of George Floyd but the refusal to arrest the three officers who participated in this brutal murder, as well as only charging fired police officer Derek Chauvin with only 3rd-degree murder.
Many watched the protest and demonstration play out on CNN and suddenly things got violent. Few know the root cause except those on the frontline. Necessary Blackness Podcast caught up with one of the front line soldiers and long time community activist Malik Muhammad to get a play by play of what really happened. Tune In and Listen.
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