Was the pepper spray necessary for the protesters at the Black Lives Matter Conference in Cleveland last weekend? When will this pattern of police brutality end? Today host Karma Chavez talked with Brandi Grayson, Alix Shabazz, Lexy Ware and M. Adams from Young Gifted and Black about the Movement for Black Lives Conference, Sandra Bland and the state of the movement.
MADISON (WORT) — Hundreds of Madison residents gathered to protest the District Attorney’s decision not to charge the officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson. By the end of the peaceful protest, dozens of police officers were on the scene and arrests were made.
M Adams, of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition, joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to talk about today’s Black Out Wednesday protest in response to the DA’s decision not bring charges against Officer Matt Kenny.
MADISON (WORT) — After months of public discussion and debate, five Dane County Board Supervisors have introduced a resolution aimed at comprehensive reform at the Dane County Jail.
M Adams, a leader in the Young Gifted and Black Coalition, and Amelia Maurer, a police reform advocate, join Jonathan Zarov on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk more about body cams and whether they might help to prevent police violence.
What’s happening with the Dane County Jail? Is a new prison being built? Is the old prison being renovated? What do prison abolitionists think of the plans? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!