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Interview with Yeshi Milner of Power U Miami about Civil Rights

22 January 2015

Interview with Yeshi Milner of Power U Miami about Civil Rights

The Power U Center Miami is a community advocacy and organizing group that seeks to work for social equity and justice for all. It was founded to advocate for the residents of Miami’s historic Overtown neighborhood and to help prevent developers from pushing residents from their homes. Recently, they have been involved in reproductive rights and the #blacklivesmatter movement as well. Yeshi Milner stopped by the show to talk about the organization and their work. She opined on the recent discovery of the North Miami Beach Police Department using arrest photos as targets during firearms training, as well as the recent police violence against unarmed black citizens Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Protest the North Miami Beach Police Department for Using Mugshots for Target Practice

20 January 2015

Protest the North Miami Beach Police Department for Using Mugshots for Target Practice

Last week, it came to light that snipers from the North Miami Beach Police Department were using arrest photographs for target practice at the Medley Firearms Training Center. Police chief J. Scott Dennis defended the practice, stating that the officers involved were being trained in facial recognition and that the practice is widely used in law enforcement. He further said that there were minority officers who were involved in the training. Nevertheless, community reaction has been swift and negative.. Power U and the Miami Committee on State Violence have organized a protest that will be held on January 20 at 6pm at the North Miami Beach Police Headquarters located at 16901 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. For more information about this story and for ongoing coverage, visit our partners at Photography is Not a Crime.

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