On today's show, we talk about the viral video of a Black man named Jarrett Hobbs being beaten in a jail cell. We break down the facts surrounding the police violence as we know them so far, and try to provide a glimpse into how the criminal justice system interacts with Black bodies.
In the second half of the show, we talk about our current political climate after the midterm elections. We discuss the divide we are witnessing in this country and offer some ideas on what to do about it.
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.