July 24, 2015

Former Black Panther Elmer Dixon on Community Control of Police

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The police violence in the United States continues unabated and since the illegal arrest of Sandra Bland that resulted in her being found dead in a Texas jail cell, we heard news yesterday that the Fairfax County Police Department has completed its investigation of the jail house killing of Natasha McKenna and has cleared the six deupties of the Fairfax County jail of wrong doing even though the woman was fully restrained and tased up to four times. According to the database Killed By Police, as of today the police in the United States have killed 651 people.

Today we will be speaking with Black Panther member Elmer Dixon. Elmer and his brother Aaron Dixon co-founded the Black Panther Party chapter in the Seattle, Washington. We will speak with Mr. Dixon about using the organizing strategies used by the BPP in today's struggles for justice. We would like to focus much of the attention on organizing against police brutality and communities gaining control over their local police.

In the news... Fairfax County Police Department clears Fairfax Sheriff Deputies of murdering Natasha McKenna North Carolina legislature moves to protect racist Confederate monuments Country's youngest person convicted of murder nears prison release 

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