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) — Madison Police Chief Mike Koval announced Wednesday that an internal investigation by the department has fully exonerated Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. Kristian Knutsen reports.
Amelia Royko Maurer, of The Community Response Team (CRT), talks about a CRT statement released yesterday supporting the YGB Coalition.
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.
WORT will broadcast Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne’s announcement live at 2:30 p.m. Listen at 89.9 fm or online at wortfm.org/listen-live/.
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.