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Episode 35: Disproportionate

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Every state has had marching in the streets. It may feel overwhelming at times, but it feels equally promising that change is inevitable. Today we’ll be telling the story of Aaron Campbell, a young, black, unarmed man that was shot in the back and killed by Portland Police. How lack of training and communication cost him his life. How the officer fought to be put back on the force. And how that same officer claimed there was never another option. Additionally, Alisha will walk us through some of the statistics surrounding police brutality, why the Black Lives Matter movement should matter to everyone, and what you can do to help keep it moving forward. 

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Kendra James killed by police in 2003 in Portland, Oregon.

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Timothy Douglas (left) and Aaron Campbell (right)

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Aaron Campbell with child

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Officer Ronald Frashour, responsible for the death of Aaron Campbell

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KGW - Settlement in Campbell Police Shooting | Scribd - Aaron Campbell Grand Jury Letter | Portland Mercury - Last Years Fourth Highest Paid City Employee Officer Ron Frashour | Portland Cop Watch - James | Oregon Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths - Oregon | Washington Post - Giuliani Falsely Claims That Black People Kill More Police | Oregon Live -Portland Payouts on Police Use | Portland Mercury - Damage Control | Oregon Live - Portland Woman Who Loses Two | Portland Oregon - IA Report Campbell |

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