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How exactly is the ‘Officer Involved’ - Interview with Kit O’Connell

How exactly is the ‘Officer Involved’ - Interview with Kit O’Connell

April 16, 2021

This week on the Visu.News podcast Aaron Cynic and I speak with journalist Kit O'Connell about the media's use of language around police violence and shootings. The favored phrases of 'unbiased' news outlets around these incidents are often in a passive tone - not wanting to lay blame on anyone in law enforcement - the same doesn't go for the victims of police violence of course - as they are often described as suspects.  

Kit wrote an excellent and concise piece on the media's use of the term "Officer-Involved shooting" that asks the question - how was the officer involved? 
 
 
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Let's get into it. 
 
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‘The Day The Klan Came To Town’, Author Speaks with Visu.News

‘The Day The Klan Came To Town’, Author Speaks with Visu.News

March 13, 2021

I'm here this week with publisher and author Bill Campbell who has a new graphic novel that's doing some crowd fundraising called The Day the Klan Came to Town. The book is a collaboration with artist Bizhan Khodabandeh and will be published later this year at PM Press (pre-order from PM Press at this link).

In the book - Bill tells the story of the time that the KKK came to Carnegie, Pennsylvania it's as their Kickstarter describes it a "fictionalized, graphic retelling of a KKK riot that occurred in Carnegie, PA in 1923 and the resistance to it."

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a review copy and it truly is an excellent book that any comic book reader or fan of history books will enjoy. Bill Campbell takes an incredible amount of research and information on the KKK and his home town at the time and builds a narrative arc that will keep everyone reading. While the book is a fictionalized retelling of Karnegie Day (yes, the Klan spelled it with a K) it sticks with the facts on the Klan and immigrants of the Pittsburg region. The Klan wasn't just there for African Americans but Catholics, Italians, Armenians and any immigrants that weren't seen as 'white' by them.

But let's jump right into my conversation with Bill Campbell the author of The Day the Klan Came to Town (PM Press 2021)

Find more on Bill Campbell's work at Rosarium Press - http://rosariumpublishing.com 

SPECIAL: VisuNews Podcast: Jackson’s Water Crisis with Laurie Betram Roberts

SPECIAL: VisuNews Podcast: Jackson’s Water Crisis with Laurie Betram Roberts

March 7, 2021

Laurie explains the water crisis after the February winter storm in Jackson, MS and discusses her activism in the state.

 
Ep 2: COVID Disaster Response

Ep 2: COVID Disaster Response

February 11, 2021

Chicago and NY are dealing with COVID-19 vaccine rollout in varying degrees of terrible. Aaron and Zach discuss. 

Feb 2nd, 2021 - Back and somehow still surviving

Feb 2nd, 2021 - Back and somehow still surviving

February 11, 2021

Aaron Cynic and Zach D Roberts are back for a new year of the Visu.News podcast. We talk about the past couple of weeks news and so much more. 

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