Sojourner Truth, Tuesday December 2nd, 7-8 am
Another police killing of a young Black man, a brand new film on Mumia Abu Jamal, and the Bush administration purging whistleblowers and embedding his supporters in government.
Dontaze Storey, a 29-year-old Black man went to Rite Aid to assist his pregnant girlfriend who was being harassed by a man inside the store. As a result of this incident, Dontaze was killed by the police who shot him in the leg, chest and mouth; they later claimed that Dontaze had a cell phone that looked like a gun. Sound familiar? We will discuss what happened and how the community is responding to this latest police shooting.
Also, a new film on Mumia Abu Jamal entitled “In Prison My Whole Life” will air on the Sundance Channel on Monday Dec 8th. The film follows William Francome, who was born on December 9th 1981, the day that award winning death row journalist Mumia Abu Jamal was arrested for murder, as he explores the background to the case with Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def and others. We will speak with William Francome about this film.
And there are reports that the Bush administration are purging whistleblowers and embedding their own people in government, all to be inherited by the government of President elect Barack Obama. We will speak with Marsha Coleman-Adebayo a senior policy analyst and whistleblower at the Environmental Protection Agency.