Your Call: Two black men killed by police within 48 hours

Jul 7, 2016

On the July 7th edition of Your Call, Rose Aguilar and her guests will talk about the high-profile killings of two black men by police in recent days. 

Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police officers in Baton Rouge Louisiana on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

What do we know about these cases and how they’re being investigated?  How do they fit in to the larger conversation about police use of force, particularly toward people of color?  Why does this keep happening? 

Guests

Jamiles Lartey, reporter for the Guardian US

Kevin Litten, reporter for the Times-Picayune

Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, the Florida teen who was fatally shot by Michael Dunn, 47

Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer at The Nation and author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education