‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 4, 2014–FROM FERGUSON TO NEW YORK CITY: NATIONWIDE, PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER


DECEMBER 4, 2014
FROM FERGUSON TO NEW YORK CITY: NATIONWIDE, PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER
Protesters remain on the streets of New York City, in Washington, DC, around the country and world because a second grand jury has failed to indict a White police officer for killing an unarmed Black man. This time, a grand jury on Staten Island, New York has failed to indict Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner in July. We hear voices from the DMV that are part of an international wave of protest that began after the decision of a grand jury to not indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And we hear what a former poet laureate of the United States has to say. Guests and voices: Rita Dove, speaking at the Furious Flower Poetry Festival; Kristina Jacobs, NBUF DC chapter secretary and November 25 protesters in Washington, DC. Headlines on Black Friday protests, memorial services for Marion Barry, environmental news and more.

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