From Cointel-Pro to Gang Injunctions to PRISM & Privatization our HKR Intv w/ Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno

Yesterday we on Hard Knock Radio we chopped it up with long time activist and freedom fighter Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.. The subject at hand was the updated report MXGM had done on Police Killings… About a year ago when they started documenting Black people killed by police it was discovered that every 36 hours Law Enforcement guns down someone from our community… With the new data it was discovered that rate has increased to every 28 hours.. You can see the new report titled Operation Ghetto Storm —> HERE

In our conversation with Kali, not only does he break down the specifics of that report but he also connects the terrorism and mass surveillance the Black community has long experienced with law enforcement to what is currently going on now with the PRISM program. Kali outlines the sordid legacy of Cointel-Pro and later sweeping gang injunctions which were pioneered by former LA Police Chief Darryl Gates. He talks about what it was like growing up in LA and the impact mass surveillance (profiling) had on the Black community. For example, by the time the Rodney King Rebellions unfold in 1992, almost half of LA’s Black male population were listed on LAPD’s Gang Database. People were placed on these lists simply for living in a neighborhood. At the time many outside Black and Brown communities ignored this.. Many even suggested that the folks living in South central, Watts, Compton, East LA etc, were deserving a such treatment.¬† Kali noted that what had become routine in Black and Brown communities in the War on Drugs has now been tweaked and being used to Fight the War on Terror.

In our interview Kali points out that local police and the federal government have long worked together when executing their policies of containment in the hood.  What makes the war on terror so frightening is much of the intel gathering is done by private corporation who stand to make a profit.. Kali gives a thorough breakdown of how private industry has shaped the Military Industrial Complex  and the long term =effects it is having on folks both here and abroad..

This is a very thorough and insightful interview..

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Comments

  1. Good into to know.But as a mass population of people in this country.
    What can we do or what can be done to stop the genocide type madness ?

  2. Damn real

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  4. Very intriguing

  5. very interesting

  6. Word up! (VK)

  7. i see what they sayin #11

  8. Private Corporations and their dollars are involved in most of society’s ills

  9. Yeah those private corps for sure – 15

  10. Interesting…..

  11. hiphopnewsmedia says:

    this is that BS! they need to stay off of our phones and out of our internet logs

  12. interesting #19

  13. Wilbur Rasheed says:

    Ungloried gang banging ( civilians) vs Glorified gang banging (U.S. Military). The white man is history’s greatest gang banger.

  14. world crazy its sad

  15. like what this is about #19

  16. Thought-provoking

  17. Taken to school once again -15

  18. you gone learn today #16

  19. Like I said.. EDUMACATION – 15

  20. knowledge is power

  21. too deep

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