Black Lives Matter activists in Saratoga Springs, New York are being targeted and arrested by the small city’s police force. So far, 12 activists have been arrested in recent weeks. Members of Black Lives Matter Saratoga Lexis Figuereo and TJ Sangare joined the Freedom Side Live.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.