For today’s show, we are discussing the aftermath of anti-black violence. Our guest is Marshun Neeley who is a victim of police brutality and has launched a $5 million lawsuit against officers who attacked him. He shares his story and tells us about the aftermath and his recovery.
In the second half of the show, we discuss Raph Yarl, the 16-year-old who was shot twice for knocking on the wrong door in Kansas City. In the aftermath of the shooting, we examine how the perpetrator was treated, and the long road to recovery for Ralph and his family and community.
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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.