Activists And Police On Racism And Reform

Jun 11, 2020

 

Protests over the recent killings of unarmed black Americans at the hands of white police officers have been occuring all around the nation. On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer brings together Cedar Rapids activists, elected officials and police to discuss the potential reforms that could come about as a result of the protests. 

Tamara Marcus and Amara Andrews, two Cedar Rapids activists with Advocates for Social Justice, explain the seven demands for police reform they've presented to the police, mayor and council members. In the second half of the show, Cedar Rapids council member Dale Todd and Cedar Rapids Chief of Police Wayne Jerman join to discuss the specifics of those demands. 

Guests:

  • Tamara Marcus, activist with Advocates for Social Justice in Cedar Rapids 
  • Amara Andrews, activist with Advocates for Social Justice in Cedar Rapids 
  • Wayne Jerman, Cedar Rapids Chief of Police
  • Dale Todd, council member for the city of Cedar Rapids, chair of the public safety community