Our guest tonight will be brother Christopher Irving out of Baltimore. He’s been a guest on BTRN before and today he’ll join us on New Abolitionist Radio for a conversation about collateral consequences and his efforts in bringing this topic to political attention.
Our stories for tonight’s program include;
• March 25th marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the nation’s 1st memorial has been erected at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
• Former New York City narcotics detective, Stephen Anderson, testified in court that the NYPD routinely plants drugs on innocent people. He described this as a “common practice,” a “quick and easy” way for officers to reach arrest quotas. Let’s talk about the implications.
• Trials begin for six ex-Pennsylvania narcotics officers accused of conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing during a six-year racketeering scheme. Let’s talk about that.
• And while we’re on the subject, Keith Foster, The deputy police chief of Fresno, California, was arrested last week on charges of possession and intent to distribute heroin and other drugs, federal and local law enforcement officials said.
• But wait it gets worse. This week, the Brooklyn, Illinois Police Department was raided by a number of other law enforcement agencies, including, the Illinois State Police, and the St. Clair County Sheriff.
• Tonight we continue our new weekly segment and, state by state we will closely examine incarceration statistics and uncover economic exploitation by state and local officials involved in unconstitutional, unlawful and illegal practices against American citizens in order to use the law as a revenue generator and racist population control tool.
It’s called “Ferguson is Everywhere.”
Tonight we begin with Alaska Is Ferguson.
Our Abolitionist in Profile will be William Lloyd Garrison
1805 – 1879
This week’s Rider Of The 21st Century Underground Railroad is An Ohio man who spent 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was brought to tears Tuesday when a judge dropped all charges against him. Kwame Ajamu, 56, was the last of three men exonerated in the 1975 robbery and murder of a Cleveland-area money order salesman.