WSV’s Aundrea Sayrie writes, “One gets weary. Not including last week, Newsweek reports that an additional 181 Black people have been murdered at the hands of police since George Floyd, and it hasn’t been a year. When Derek Chauvin’s verdict was read last week, I did not rejoice. I did not feel excitement of any sort. I was in total shock witnessing the anomaly of accountability of a police officer. This never happens.”
WSV’s Malachi Carter and guest Laurie Butler continue their discussion concerning the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
WSV’s Malachi Carter and guest Laurie Butler discuss the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes last year, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
WSV’s Torrey Brown writes about an offensive Valentine’s Day themed image that circulated through the Los Angeles Police Department last week. The image makes light of George Floyd — who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020 — with a caption that read, “You take my breath away.”
In the latest edition of Watershed Voice’s “Ask a Cop” series with Det. Sgt. Sam Smallcombe of the Three Rivers Police Department, Smallcombe addresses questions about policing reform, de-escalation and chokeholds, among other topics.
On this episode we acknowledge, analyze, carry, and lift the heaviness of the summation of tragedies we’ve witnessed in 2020 (Ahmaud Arbrey, Breonna Taylor, Dreajon Reed, George Floyd). This episode is for those who are feeling all of the feels, some of the feels, none of the feels, and those who don’t want to feel at all. Join A+scribe and Elijaih Tiggs.
With everything going on in the world the Watershed Voice podcast network got a bit neglected in recent weeks but today we’ll catch you up on the last three Screen Tea Podcast episodes ahead of Episode 19.
So without further adieu, enjoy the witty banter of Lisha and Juliet McCurry.
The success of Three Rivers’ “Stand for the Right to Breathe” protest, in terms of attendance, the response to its powerful and thought-provoking subject matter, as well as its peaceful nature, was a trending topic on social media and on the lips of many of those in attendance Monday.
Check out this photo gallery from Monday’s ‘Stand for the Right to Breathe’ protest by Watershed Voice’s Deborah Haak-Frost.
“When someone is grieving one of the best things to do is just be present. Your presence was felt Three Rivers. I balled afterward and finally regained a sense of peace knowing that so many others care, are willing to have the hard conversations, and take a stand against injustice. After all of the mourning, there was joy.”
“As a white man I am not held responsible in the court of public opinion for the crimes of my fellow whites. There are a few on Twitter who have tried, but it hasn’t really taken hold. Mostly I get to be me. Every time someone meets me, it’s a clean slate. A clean white slate.”