In the first half of today's episode, we discuss accountability in policing. We use the example of Army lieutenant Caron Nazario and his interaction with police to illustrate what police misconduct often looks like and how little to nothing is done to hold officers accountable.
In the second part of the show, we we identify what is done with complaints against officers. We cite sobering statistics that paint a picture of police brutality and misconduct being positioned well behind the blue wall of silence.
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.\
Producer: Ramses Ja
Credits: Maggie B. Knowin