The Senate’s confirmation today of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general was seen by many as a rebuke to the NRA and a victory by groups like Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, who have argued, like Rep. Nancy Pelosi, that guns are indeed a public health issue.
It might have been that spirit that, during today’s vigil by the Hands Up Coalition at the U.S. Justice Department, led Dr. Margaret Flowers of anti-capitalist group Popular Resistance to declare that “institutionalized racism is a public health emergency.” CNN’s Betsy Klein was there.
Attendance was light outside the Justice Department today, but the rhetoric was often heated.
Also represented: the Hip Hop Caucus.
Things “took a turn” when We Act Radio founder and program director Kymone Freeman took the microphone.
Where are the dead cops? These protesters from Saturday’s #MillionsMarchNYC also seemed to be looking for dead cops.