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Tangazo is a meeting place where we share ideas and explore efforts to improve our human conditions and quite simply make our lives better. All are welcome, none will be judged, but all are challenged to look beyond ourselves and our notions of how others think about issues of cultural​,​ political and social significance. We are building bridges of communication between the many groups that make up the St​. L​ouis Metropolitan Region by sharing and reflecting on the stories and lives of a diverse group of guests.

Host and Producer: Hank Thompson
Guest Hosts: Tim Person, Rev. Darryl Gray & Mike Jones
Technical Producers: Kevin Melter, Frankie Meixner, Ryan Voelkel, Jeron Wilson, Matt Patston, Jon Valley

Jun 23, 2023

One of the greatest challenges facing StLouis  and urban communities across the nation, how to reduce crime and manage their police departments. 
Those were our topics on this Juneteenth episode, of the KDHX podcast Tangazo. ———

Tim Person a Tangazo cohost, StLouis Attorney, Charles Kirksey, social justice activist Walle Amusa and Alicia D Crudup, activist, community organizer and Park Commissioner, Minneapolis Minnesota, were my guest, for a lively discussion on urban crime and the role of police departments, in its reduction. ———

A scathing New York Times article, detailing the failure of efforts to defund the Minneapolis Police Department, following the convictions of MLPD officers for the public murder of George Floyd. ———

Rising crime as in StLouis, forcing progressive oriented cities, to take another look at the impact of defunding and are reforming police efforts, are having on crime prevention. ———

This discussion is also fueled by the recent mass shooting in down town StLouis, involving 10 are more young black people, with one fatality. 
Is it a cultural matter, as is passionately discussed by our activists, are solely a police matter, requiring more police officers. ——

Our discussion is both lively and comprehensive and searches for solutions, by looking at crime and policing, from several different perspectives. ——