Feb 1 • 15M

(LISTEN) Why we should all accept that the United States Congress will do NOTHING, now, or later, about police brutality :: Episode #751 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

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SHOW NOTES: Just as the United States Congress has done nothing of substance to move the needle on gun violence and mass shootings and school shootings, even as gun violence literally became the #1 of cause of death for KIDS in America, the same is true of police violence.

Congress will do nothing. They did nothing 2 years ago, in the shadows of the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, even when Democrats controlled Congress, and they will do nothing now, in the wake of the murder of Tyre Nichols. NOTHING.

Listen to my heart. This is not me being pessimistic. These issues are not really a priority for the voting majority in Congress. Period. And the sooner we accept that, the better.

Because 30 minutes spent lobbying Congress on this issue is 30 minutes of your life that you will never get back. HOWEVER, change can happen, and WILL happen on the city, county, and state level in many places all over the country.

Let me unpack and explain it.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shaun King is one of the most followed and shared activists and journalists in the world. In addition to being the Founder and Editor in Chief of The North Star, he also leads the Grassroots Law Project and the Real Justice PAC. A historian by training, Shaun King is the New York Times bestselling author of Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future. His upcoming book, a memoir called Lemons and Stones, is on sale now! Shaun’s daily news podcast, The Breakdown with Shaun King, has been heard and shared hundreds of millions of times in almost every country in the world and is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and everywhere podcasts are heard. Shaun has been with his brilliant wife, Rai, for nearly 25 years, and they are raising their 5 kids in Brooklyn, New York.