Say Her Name, Police Budgets Explained, and More on Race and Violence in America

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  • (June 12) On this week’s episode, a discussion on racial injustice and the history of policing in the U.S.:
    -Meet the voices behind Say Her Name, a movement focused on calling attention to black women killed by police
    -Why are police budgets in the U.S. so inflated?
    -This is what community policing looks like in practice

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    00:53 – Say Her Name: Activists urge people to remember the countless black women subjected to police brutality.

    07:16 -Defunding Police: Bloomberg Opinion’s Noah Smith investigates what the movement would look like in practice.

    09:16 – America’s police budget is 10 times greater than the CCD’s.

    09:43 – Violence Interrupters: Meet the people focusing on creating peaceful and sustainable conflict resolution.

    15:28 – After their June 6 ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall, Kerry Anne and Michael Gordon joined Black Lives Matter protesters in full wedding attire.

    15:47 – Marching in Memphis: Demonstrators are taking opportunity of the wave of protests to have difficult, character-building conversations about race in America.

    19:42 – See the memorials held for George Floyd across the U.S.

    20:18 – Walking the Walk: How the founder and designer of Brother Vellies came up with a way for companies to show solidarity, aside from just posting on social media.

    22:22 – George Floyd Tribute: Retired NBA champ Stephen Jackson remembers the man who “spread love” with open arms.

    23:51 – See the Rev. Al Sharpton’s eulogy to George Floyd at his Houston funeral.

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