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POWER TO OUR YOUTH, from Idriss Stelley Foundation, November 2010

Happy to report that I receive phone calls today from 2 different high schools teachers to set up 15 hr internships for their students at Idriss Stelley Foundation, prompted by the Mehserle Verdict and the police assassination of Derrick Jones.

Our internship includes Youth Know your Rights interactive training so that the kids can later conduct their own workshops in their schools.

"Operation Small Axe" Film about Police Brutality, Resonates with Communities All Over the Country

Oakland Filmmaker Feels Police Wrath

An Epidemic of Brutality

By LINN WASHINGTON, Jr.         NOV 5-7, 2010

Hours after San Francisco Bay Area radio show host J.R. Valrey screened his documentary film about police brutality at a university in Philadelphia daily newspapers in that city carried articles about two separate lawsuits filed against Philly police alleging brutality.

 

Those lawsuits, filed respectively by a state legislator and a high-profile media commentator (both of whom are black) didn’t surprise Valrey. His travels across America screening his film highlighted for him – again – a reality that governmental officials constantly reject: police brutality is a widespread scourge.