This week, we start off by asking about the increase in officers in a few cities around the country failing to make any significant dent in crime...either preventing them or solving them. We ask some important questions to ensure that we are all thinking critically about public safety.
The second part of the show has to do with some video arrests of Black children. We bring up important points on what life is like as a Black child. Furthermore, we discuss how America--especially the criminal justice system--interacts with Black youth and the traumas it creates.
Listen to Civic Cipher every Sunday morning at 7am on Hot 98.3!
About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.