In the first half of today's episode, we talk about the failure of police in the Uvalde school shooting after looking at a newly released video of the officer's response to the mass shooting. We take the time to examine the role of police and to determine if the institution of policing is living up to its values.
In the second half of the show we challenge the idea of Black on Black crime. We delve into the history of the narrative and discuss why it has persisted as a harmful and hateful political talking point. We discuss the 3/5th compromise for our Way Black History Fact.
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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.