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Berkshire NAACP To Hold Police Discrimination Protest Saturday

Berkshire County NAACP
JD Allen

The Berkshire Chapter of the NAACP will protest police violence against people of color in Pittsfield this Saturday.

The standout in Park Square, entitled “Speaking Truth To Power,” will focus on police discrimination in the use of sometimes lethal force against people of color. NAACP Berkshire County Branch President Dennis Powell.

“People of color have been killed for cell phones, shower heads, or nothing in their hands,” said Powell.

Speakers at the 2 p.m. rally include Powell, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard, State Senator Adam Hinds, local youth, and more.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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