Rayshard Brooks and George Floyd are the center of the worlds attention right now as police brutality and how it's used against people of color and minorities is being looked at heavily.
The last episode was called Police Brutality...but on the heels of the George Floyd situation, a gentleman named Rayshard Brooks was found sleeping in a drive thru at a Wendy's, in Atlanta. Mr. Brooks life ended that night after a scuffle with police. The death of Brooks sent shockwaves through the country while many were already protesting police brutality. But was this a case of police brutality and murder?
Jonathan May and Mark are not afraid to discuss the deep topics and they sit down to talk about both situations further and discuss the merits of police brutality, while discussing the contrast between the two situations.
This is a deep discussion. There are things said that might make some people angry. But these have to be discussed at the levels Mark and Jonathan discuss them or else we will never get to the deepest issues between white culture and black culture and how to fix them.
Sit back and enjoy. Remember this is a discussion with no pulled punches. It's stark and direct. It's designed to make you think.
When the Ferguson situation of 2014 lead to all these protests and anger about police brutality we made some of the best episodes of the Q possible. But we never wanted to see this stuff happening again and we thought things had gotten more noticeable and by virtue, better.
On this episode of the Q, we discuss the George Floyd police death and how it should be viewed in culture. This all comes on the heels of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting where he was jogging and gunned down after people chased and basically "lynched" him in the street.
Mark gets into online discussions and the Floyd killing was being presented as a lynching to Mark. Mark and his guests Jonathan May and Gary Weed weigh in on the deep issue and discuss what is and is not to be considered "lynching". This also leads to more discussion on the Police Brutality debate of 2014. So the guys pick up where those shows left off and discuss the newest round police issues that are popping up.
Covid-19 aka Coronavirus is still hammering the USA and with these new protests, the question is Will more people be getting the virus and getting sick? Should the protest be happening with this virus still out there? And what is the thought process of people that jump back in....the guys discuss.
Finally, Mark takes some questions and has Jonthan and Gary weigh in on them. One leads to discussing movies and specifically a movie from the past called Gravity. Mark and Jonathan get into a discussion regarding the filming of the movie....take a listen. You don't want to miss this episode of the Q!