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How Can The Community Control The Police?

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Host Naimah Latif

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The outrage over police shootings of unarmed citizens has reached explosion level. In cities across the country, citizens have protested, sat in, attended meetings, held press conferences, boycotted, and threatened to vote officials out of office. It seems that nothing works. Officers have run amuck. We pay salaries to people who kill our loved ones with seeming impunity. What will it take to make it stop? Irate citizens faced members of the police board and the interim Police Superintendent to express their distrust, anger and frustration at the police and to demand that the abusive officers be fired. What legal grounds to citizens have to stop police abuse? Or will new tactics be required to remove killers from patrolling the streets? Chicago activist Queen Sister, head of It Takes A Village, shares her perspective. Warren Houston, founder of The People's Law Study Group and host of Know Thyself Radio offers legal tactics citizens can use that can make a big difference.

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