Oct. 22nd is a national day of protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It has been organized for 25 years, beginning back in 1996 with events taking place each year across North America.
Today on the show, reporter John Zee speaks with Fraser MacPherson, a registered nurse and organizer with the Defund 604 Network & Care Not Cops. Defund 604 is a collective that aims to defund and abolish the Police in Vancouver, and Care Not Cops is a combined group of health care workers and practitioners that was formed to reduce the violence in policing and build up community care.
Weaved into their conversation are live recordings of activists, speakers & musicians from the #JusticeForJared, a gathering taking place on Oct. 22nd at Oppenheimer Park in the DTES. This event, hosted by Defund 604, was created in memory of Jared Lowndes, a man from the Wet'suwet'en Nation killed on July 8 this year by the RCMP in Campbell River.
Together, MacPherson and John Zee discuss the case and the significance of commemorating it on Oct. 22nd
History and Background of October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation
The Shooting of Jared Lowndes | CKTZ | July 15, 2021