Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
Local authorities arrested more than 200 people during inauguration protests on Friday. While police say they responded appropriately to criminal activity, those arrested disagree. A lawsuit filed Friday against D.C. Police, U.S. Park Police and Interim D.C. Chief of Police Peter Newsham alleges protesters were “subjected to…outrageous conduct by the defendants for no legitimate law enforcement reason.” For many, the mass arrests are reminiscent of the 2002 World Bank arrests, which led to the city paying more than $10 million in settlements. Kojo explores Friday’s incidents and the distinction between rioting and protesting.
- Jeffrey Light Attorney Representing Inaugural Protesters; @_LightLaw
- David Thurston DisruptJ20 Organizer; Local Artist; @j20resist
- Russell Mullins Executive Steward, D.C. Police Union; @DCPoliceUnion
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