WRFG Labor Forum program on Monday, March 4
On Monday, March 4, The Labor Forum will discuss how working class families are impacted by police shootings. Specifically we will be speaking about the cases of Anthony Hill and Jamarion Robinson, two young Black men in Atlanta whose killings have raised community outrage at the circumstances of their deaths.Us Protecting Us, a coalition led by members of the disability community, was formed four years ago after Hill, a veteran suffering from PTSD and other mental illness, was shot by DeKalb County officer, Robert Olsen in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Although Hill was naked, Olsen claimed that he was in fear for his life.
We will hear from Us Protecting Us members about events marking the four year anniversary of Hill’s death, March 9 and mobilizing for the upcoming murder trial of officer Olsen.This interview will be from 4:15-4:30.Monteria Robinson will join the program at 4:30 to talk about the death of her son on Aug. 16, 2016 by a combined force of US Marshals and local police seeking to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Yet he was shot dozens of times in his girlfriend’s apartment, although offering no resistance.
For two and a half years, those involved in the shooting have refused to be interviewed by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. Monteria Robinson will update the Labor Forum audience on what steps are being taken to reveal the truth of what happened to Jamarion Robinson.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5 pm on WRFG 89.3FM.The WRFG Spring pledge drive begins March 4 until March 24 and all those who support progressive, independent, community radio are encouraged to make a generous donation to this 45 year old, all volunteer institution. You can call 404.523.8989 any time or go online at wrfg.org or on our mobile app. 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307 is the address for mailing your contribution.