People Before Politics Radio – Why Mentally Ill Black Men Continue To Be Shot, Shot At Or Killed

Black Westchester presents the People Before Politics Radio Show with your hosts Damon K. Jones and AJ Woodson. Our guests this week are Criminal Justice lawyer and advocate L’Tanya Watkins and Civil Rights Attorney Mayor Bartlett discussing why mentally ill Black men continue to be shot, shot at, or killed

Hosted by the powerful duo of @MrAJWoodson and @damonkjones, coming together to discuss the recent shootings of mentally ill Black men in New York. These heartbreaking incidents have left us questioning the systems that should protect and serve us all.

On May 30, 2023, we mourned the tragic loss of Sean Harris, an autistic man who called Central Nyack home. Then 34 days later on July 3, 2023, our hearts were shattered once again as we learned of the shooting of Jarrel Garris by the New Rochelle Police Detective Steven Conn.

These incidents demand our attention and action. Are these incidents indicative of a broader failure? Are our elected officials, police management, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office neglecting the urgent need for a comprehensive plan to address how police interact with individuals in mental crisis? We refuse to stand idle while these questions go unanswered.

If you missed it live, check out the archive of the People Before Politics Radio Show which aired, Sunday, July 9, 2023, from 6 pm to 8 pm as the panel delved into these critical issues, seeking truth, demanding accountability, and envisioning a better future for our communities.

The show live-streams on Facebook and YouTube, ensuring that our voices are heard far and wide. Check out this important conversation by listening to the show, sharing your thoughts, and making your voice heard. Together, we can ignite the change that our communities desperately need.

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