YouTube video of Margaret Prescod, host of the Sojourner Truth show on
KPFK Pacifica in Los Angeles taking the microphone at a press conference
with the LA Police Department.
Global Justice Ecology Project first teamed up with Margaret and the
Sojourner Truth show during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen
last December. GJEP provided daily guests for 15 minute interviews
live from Copenhagen. Since then, Global Justice Ecology Project
partners with Margaret and the Sojourner Truth show for weekly 12 to
15 minute interviews every Thursday that address the most pressing
ecological justice issues of our day with guests from around the
world. GJEP also partners with the Sojourner Truth show for a weekly
Earth Minute, which airs every Tuesday.
In a not widely reported incident, at the press conference called by
police and elected officials to announce the arrest of the “Grim
Sleeper” suspect, a reporter asked to hear from Margaret Prescod, who
founded the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders in 1985, as
well as to hear from some other family members. LAPD Chief Beck
responded and was ready to go to the next question when Prescod took
the mike and introduced herself to the crowd, much to the surprise of
all officials present and to the delight of family and community
members who quite liked what she had to say. This is the footage that
was NOT shown on network TV, also the LAT left out mention of
Prescod’s intervention in their coverage of the incident.