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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ABOUT MELINA ABDULLAH
Founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles
Professor, Pan-African Studies California State University
ABOUT CALL & RESPONSE
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