Topic: Advocating for justice in killing of Isaac Kelly: A conversation with Donovan Caver
Segment: D Report
Participants: Donovan Caver with Inland Empire Black Lives Matter chapter
Broadcast Air Date: 9/22 /17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Update note: The court date changed from Monday 25 to Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm.
– What happened with the case addressing the homicide of Isaac Kelly?
– Has the district attorney changed their direction regarding accepting of a plea deal against Isaac Kelly’s family wishes?
– Does the plea deal basically community service?
– Can the family appeal to state attorney general?
– Is the security Guard being treated with a different standard of care from other citizens?
– Why did the district attorney office state that if Isaac Kelly was white and the security guard was black, the outcome would be the same?
– Is the family demanding a trail?
– Why can’t a jury decide if the security guard is guilty?
– How do you go from facing 21 years in prison to plea deal of less than year with time served?
– Is the reduced sentencing an insult to the African American community in the riverside area?
– Why did the district attorney’s office frame the “color blindness” as an attempt to offer Isaac Kelly’s family resolution?
– How has the color blindness rhetoric added to the continuation of marginalization for the African American community?
– What happens to the checks and balances of the judicial system?
– Why has there been denial to address race critically?
– How does the social construct of race protect some, while making others more vulnerable?
– What is the legacy of racism in our judicial system?
– Do we have predictable pattern, where white bodies are not respected equally to white bodies?
– Is this security guard being granted the same type of protective measures available to police officers?
– Why is here an irrational fear to blackness?
– What are the similarities to the case in Los Angeles with Latasha Harlins?
– Is it reasonable to shoot an unarmed person?
– Why is the statement, “I was in fear for my life” accepted by the courts?
– What is the “irrational logic” used to justify the killing of people?
– Is your fear of a black person justification to shoot someone six time in the back?
– How is the judicial system flawed, racially biased?
– What are the systems of institutional inequality?
– We are not the first generation to call out the systems in operation.
– What happens when the whole community can see the patterns repeat on weakly basis?
– When there are no consequences, it puts the most vulnerable members of society in fear?
– Why is accountability such a huge step?
– Are people of color given a system of smoke and mirrors instead of checks and balance?
– Can the Mandela era South Africa offer us examples of possible reforms for U.S.?
– Why are some people complicit, not upset or fine with the current system?
– How can we say it’s not our issue, if we are all sharing the same society?
– The Black Lives Matter movement affects all of us?
– If we just ignore the issues, will they go way?
– What kind of society do you want to live in?
– Was “measure Z” a counter to undercut the community’s oversight of Police?
– What does accountability for the courts and police look like?
– Isn’t the whole system operating by the power of the people?
– Why was asserting that black lives matter, such an alarm?
– The most marginalized people in society should have a larger seat at the table.
– There is a relief fund for Isaac Kelly’s mother, Janice Sly. Ms. Sly’s home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey . The relief support page is https://www.gofundme.com/janices-sly-relief-fund
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