Episode | #096

Finding Justice -- and Purpose -- Amid Police Violence

“We need a voice, we need a stand. This is our chance.”

After Sylville Smith was shot and killed by a police officer this summer, his family was left to grieve -- and figure out how to move forward. His brother Sedan and cousin Taz have emerged as community leaders. They’re young black men from the streets who are taking advantage of the spotlight to seek justice for Sylville, and push for a larger change in their community. And Precious Lives discovered how they’re being changed along the way.

Sedan Smith (wearing t-shirt), brother of Sylville Smith, during the visitation before Smith's funeral, on Friday, August 26, 2016. Sedan is now working with his cousin Taz (not pictured) to channel his grief into political action.


Angela Peterson | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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