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TruTalk: (Insert Action) While Black - Racial Climate in Today's America

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Another day, another shooting. The country hasn’t recovered from the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and as time has gone on, countless vigilante shootings and police shootings of men of color who were either not armed or legally carrying has transformed the US into a powder keg of frustration. The list continues to grow as we now add two more people to the list – Ahmaud Arbery and Sean Reed. Arbery, 25, unarmed and outside for his morning jog, was gunned down by three white men claiming they were committing a citizen’s arrest because they suspected that he was a burglar. Two men, a father and son team, attacked Arbery while another man filmed the attack and his subsequent death. Two prosecutors have recused themselves as the older attacker is a retired police officer. Sean Reed, 21, and a US Veteran, was involved in a high-speed car chase by the Indianapolis Police Department. The chase got to dangerous speeds, when Reed stopped and parked the vehicle. He was spotted by the Indianapolis PD and they engaged him again and he began to run. Where reports vary on what happens from here, the consensus of reports state that Reed was tased, then shot. After his death, a man, assumed to be a police officer, stood over his body and said "I think it's going to be a closed casket, homie." What no one counted on, however, was that Reed’s cellphone was on Facebook Live and the whole thing was broadcasted, from conception to end. On Tuesday’s TruTalk, we will discuss these two shootings, what’s known, what’s not and what is anticipated to happen going forward. We will also talk about the differences between police contact with people of color versus others when it came towards social distancing protests and other forms of contact. Call in at 347-884-9299 to listen or chime in. Show starts at 8:00PM - lines open up at 7:45 PM. Get ready for an eventful episode of TruTalk.