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In the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, expectations were high that if systems-change around policing were possible anywhere, it might be in the progressive city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the anniversary of Floyd’s death, there have been many heartfelt memorials but fewer in-depth investigations into what’s happening on the abolition front. So what’s the reality?
In this episode, Laura takes a look behind the headlines, to speak with the Minneapolis activists and city council members at the heart of the story. The problem of police racism — and of police in general — has been with us for generations, they say. It’ll take more than a year to fix it.
Music in the Middle: “Which Side Are You On?” by Rebel Diaz featuring Lah Tere, from their album The 15 year Anniversary Album, released 20 years ago, courtesy of the artist.
- Andrea Jenkins, Council Vice President and representing Ward 8;
- Arianna Nason, Anishinaabe healing justice facilitator, abolitionist and disability activist;
- Cam Gordon, Council member representing Ward 2;
- Kandace Montgomery, Co-founder and Co-executive director of Black Visions and Lead organizer Black Lives Matter.
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