Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 1/6/2016

January 6th 2015. Our stories include…
• The Ohio town of Arlington Heights has disbanded their entire police departmentfollowing an investigation that showed funds from tickets issued by cops in the town’s notorious speed trap were being embezzled by city workers.
• Calling former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager a threat to the community, leaders of four groups called on Solicitor Scarlett Wilson to appeal his bail and demanded Police Chief Eddie Driggers be fired. Slager was released yesterday after providing $50,000 on a $500,000 cash bond. Standing front and center representing Charleston Black Lives Matter and the New Abolitionists was our brother Muhiyyidin D’baha
• Chicago city lawyer ‘intentionally hid evidence’ that two police officers did NOT suspect Darius Pinex of a crime before they shot him dead in 201.
We’re a little out of order and we had to postpone it last week, but tonight we drop the bomb in our America Is #Ferguson series. Ohio Is #Ferguson
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is George Junius Stinney Jr. Seventy years after South Carolina executed a 14-year-old boy so small he sat on a book in the electric chair, in December of 2014 a circuit court judge threw out his murder conviction.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Ottobah Cugoano (1757- after 1791): Cugoano was a formerly enslaved African who advocated freedom by any means necessary including the use of violence.

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