Police Killed the Radio Star

Production by Christian Stroud
In 1984 my mother lived in Grahamstown South Africa. While away on holiday the local police spotted a black man in my mother’s house. The police shot first and asked questions later, but when they inspected the scene, it turned out that the intruder was a 6 foot life sized poster of Michael Jackson. This story is a snapshot of the violence and injustice of apartheid, but with police brutality and racial profiling being as prevalent as ever, this story has relevance outside of its time and location.

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