2020-10-28 12:38:37

Marc Lamont Hill Makes Case for Abolition After Philly Police Kill Walter Wallace Jr.

Protesters in Philadelphia mark a second night of calling for the abolition of police after two Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, while he was having a mental health crisis.

The shooting reflects decades of defunding of social services, including for mental health.

While police departments have continued to grow, says author and activist Marc Lamont Hill, who argues, "If all you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail."

Lamont Hill is professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University and author of "We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility."

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