The Raw and Wild Hearts Podcast

The Raw and Wild Hearts Podcast


A Critical Conversation About Racial Profiling and Police Reform

June 14, 2020

Episode Summary
This is an intimate conversation from the perspective of Todd Davis, a Black Man in the United States of America who shares the racial profiling he has experienced from police and Dave Smith, a White Man who served as a Captain in the LA Police Division and who fought for accountability and reform within the department.  I am extremely grateful to both of these men for their honesty, transparency and vulnerability at a critical time in systemic change for racial justice. 
Show Notes:

* Consent
* A normalized conversation on police interaction for BIPOC
* Practicing servant leadership in the LAPD
* Dave’s involvement with the Rodney King investigation
* Living with the boogie man
* A mental prison – work, relationships, nighttime
* The Warren Christopher Report
* Police misconduct and lack of accountability
* “Everything we see today, we’ve seen before”
* Use of tactics in the police system
* Us against them mentality
* Unprovoked police interactions – stop and frisk era
* Loss of self in racial profiling
* The power of partnership with community leaders
* Loyalty to your crew
* What is leadership?
* A growing distrust for the police
* Defunding and re-allocating funds for social systems
* Transparency in complicity
* Same cops, same stories
* Toxic police culture
* If internal affairs works, it’s too late
* “We need this moment”
* “I started profiling myself”
* Trauma re-triggered today
* Community over currency
* “This is life and death”
* “We need to bear witness to what is right”

Links Mentioned:

* Todd Davis
* https://www.facebook.com/ToddSocial
* Warren Christopher Report
* https://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports98/police/uspo73.htm
* Up First, Bonus: American Police
* https://www.npr.org/2020/06/06/871447408/bonus-american-police
* Trevor Noah – Goods Cops and Bad cops
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpXXUC623ow&feature=youtu.be
* Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop
* https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759
* National Police Accountability Project
* https://www.nlg-npap.org
* Campaign Zero
* https://www.joincampaignzero.org
* Color of Change
* https://colorofchange.org
* Justice for George Floyd
* https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
* Fight for Breonna
* https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
* Thoughtful Conversations About Whiteness with Good Friends and Cats
* https://therawandwildhearts.com/2020/02/09/thoughtful-conversations-about-whiteness-with-good-friends-and-cats/

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