Though camera phones and social media amplify police brutality in American communities to the world these days, it is a fight that has been fought for longer than most of us have even been alive. Back in the 60’s Civil Rights leaders spoke out against police brutalizing Black men, women and children in their own neighborhoods. In fact, the Black Panther Party was founded in reaction to police violence in the Oakland area.
Give a listen to what icons El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, a.k.a. Malcolm X, and Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton and other Panthers, such as Eldridge Cleaver, had to say on the topic. Much (if not all) of it still applies today, sadly.