@Gladwell , who has been examining race & police violence since the killing of Amadou Diallo, suggests some police interactions go awry due to (incorrect) snap decisions driven, in part, by police having too many responsibilities. From today's show:
"They knew about it before George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo." @ScottieBeam & @SylviaObell discuss the burden put on Black people to help white people unlearn. LISTEN:
Mothers of Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo on police reform movement
The need for congressional action to reform policing in America was overdue long before the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Tamir Rice. It was overdue before Sandra Bland, Amadou Diallo, or Rodney King. That’s why I am a proud cosponsor of the #JusticeInPolicingAct
Rodney King. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonald. Freddie Gray. Antwon Rose Jr. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Say Their Names.
Deep cut for those of us who remember. 20 years ago *yesterday* Pat Lynch (okay, fine, the Henry Winkler doppleganger) was the guy who called for a boycott of Bruce Springsteen concerts for writing the song "American Skin," about Amadou Diallo, who was killed by the police.
Police fired 41 shots when they killed Amadou Diallo. His mom hopes today's protests will bring change.
On this day in 2000: Four cops were found NOT GUILTY for shooting Amadou Diallo 41 times