In the first half of today's episode, we talk about the Akron, OH man who was shot 60 times after fleeing from police. The 25 year old Black man named Jayland Walker is the subject of our discussion and we do our best to go over the many details leading up to his death.
In the second half of the show today, we juxtapose how police often take mass shooters into custody, yet will execute black people at the mere thought of them being potentially dangerous. Our Way Black History Fact highlights the very Black origins of the 4th of July celebrations in this country.
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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.