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Kite Line- June 12, 2020: Beyond Reform

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In the wake of uprisings across the world in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, this week’s episode shares thoughts on these revolts and their demands, along with considerations on police reform.

We broadcast a June 11th message from Marius Mason’s lawyer, a call from long-term prison rebel Shaka Shakur, and a statement from hunger striking ICE detainees. We close our episode with an essay entitled, Reject Reform, which analyzes the different demands put forward to curb racist police violence. Not all demands carry the same weight, or create the same potential for positive change.