We thought we’d begin our 25th Anniversary season wth a deep dive into the problems with contemporary policing and the ways resources might be re-allocated to support healthy communities.
Erica Ifill, co-host of the
Bad + Bitchy podcast, hosts a necessary conversation on the state of policing
with Brandi Morin (Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising) and
The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power
As the “convoy” settled into downtown Ottawa it was difficult not to notice the troubling differences in the way police welcomed these “protesters” and the militarized speed of police responses to BIPOC led protests and to the confrontational way the RCMP approaches land-defenders including the
Wet'suwet'en First Nation.