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GRAND RAPIDS, MI, OSSINING, NY, and YONKERS, NY — June 19, 2020 — Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity in her Monday Mayor’s Message of June 15th, advised that she and the Village Trustees shared a statement on their commitment working to dismantle racism “beginning here in our own community”. Click here to read the full statement. “The task of undoing centuries of injustice is daunting.” Mayor Gearity shares some of the “opportunities to engage on how we can improve the transparency, accountability and connections that are essential for the safety of our community”. From 10-10:30am
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Associate Dean Tracey Brame shares her perspective on police reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Brame has expertise in civil rights and policing, having spent several years as a public defender. She has also spent hundreds of hours on racial justice work in Alabama, where she conducted research, interviewed inmates and their families, and compiled statistics on racial bias in jury selection.
“Until the few local police officers who view fellow citizens as enemy combatants are routed out, we will continue to see issues of racial disparity as witnessed in the death of George Floyd.” We explore how to make those changes and inquire if the leadership to forge those changes exist.
We inquire as to best practice for local reporting on social issues, the Black Lives Matter movement on the domestic and international landscape, and implicit bias in the media.
Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large closes the hour in discussion of the latest hyperlocal, county, state, national and international news replete with commensurate analysis. From 11:15-11:30am
Mimi Rocah, Westchester County District Attorney candidate. From 11:30am-12Noon