In a conversation with Ellen Degeneres, filmmaker and activist Ava DuVernay announced the formation of the Law Enforcement Accountability Project called LEAP Action: “Our mission is to disrupt the code of silence that exists around police aggression and misconduct.”
She told Ellen:
I’ve been thinking a lot about my own rage, my own emotions. When I look at George Floyd‘s tape, I see my uncles. Not just in a general sense, but he looks like people in my family, like literally the facial features. Every time that that video plays on CNN or anything else, I see people that I love on the ground begging for their life…. There’s a sense of those images, what we’re asking of each other and the storytelling around these instances, the stories that we’re telling each other. That’s what I’ve been really interested in interrogating. We need to change what those stories are and change the way that we tell them.
From their site:
Change begins with the stories we tell each other about the police and Black people. This must be our work. Join us in disrupting the code of silence that exists around police aggression and abuse. Your social platform is your weapon. Sign up at leapaction.org.
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