CLIP: Melina Abdullah Explains How Activists Are Reimagining Policing (Call & Response)


Melina Abdullah, the Founder of Black Lives Matter LA, discusses “community policing” and other alternatives to our current law enforcement practices

On Call & Response, Melina Abdullah explains how Black Lives Matter’s presentation of “The People’s Budget LA” to City Council led to council member Herb Wesson introducing a motion for police to no longer be deployed for non-violent calls.

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Founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles

Professor, Pan-African Studies California State University

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Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

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