Editor’s Note: Next week, both Eleanor Goldfield and MyMPN editor Kit O’Connell will report from the protests outside the DNC in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for more coverage!
In a recent episode of Act Out! host Eleanor Goldfield interviews Capt. Ray Lewis, the former Philadelphia police captain turned activist about what protesters can expect from next week’s Democratic National Convention.
Ex-cop turned activist, Captain Ray Lewis shares his thoughts on tactics – both on the blue line and the front lines. We also take a look at Philly’s less-than-spotless history dealing with activists and protesting.
Lewis first came to national attention during Occupy Wall Street, where he was an outspoken supporter of the anti-corruption movement, even facing arrest at the hands of police. Since then, he’s continued to advocate for justice as a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I want to try and get a message to mainstream America that that this system is corrupt, that police really are oppressing not only the black community, but also the whites,” Lewis told AJ+ in 2014.
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