Tune in tomorrow night for a conversation between journalist Zuri Davis and Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) Development and Communications Coordinator Savannah Lindquist. Davis is an assistant editor at Reason magazine who covers criminal justice issues and police brutality. She’ll talk to LOLA about the Black Lives Matter movement and recent protests, as well as her own “experiences as a Black woman in the liberty movement,” LOLA says.
You can watch the conversation live online tomorrow—Tuesday, August 11th—at 7 p.m. (eastern time) / 4 p.m. (pacific) on the Ladies of Liberty Alliance Facebook page.
Last week, Davis—who is based in Tennessee—interviewed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgenson during a campaign stop in Nashville. Here’s an excerpt from Davis’ write up at Reason:
We need change, and I’m glad [the protests] are getting the attention,” Jorgensen tells me on the bus after the speech.
Jorgensen says that the Libertarian Party agrees with the national Black Lives Matter organization on several issues, such as the drug war, no-knock raids, and qualified immunity.
“But their answer is more government,” she says, and “big government is what got us here to begin with.”
[…] “Libertarians have been talking about these issues for 40 years,” she says. “I think we should support the protesters, but, at the same time, get rid of the opportunistic people hijacking the movement.” Jorgensen points to the people who have used the protests to loot and commit violence: “They are going around basically inserting themselves into peaceful protest. And I’ve seen many clips of the protesters saying, ‘Stop it. Go away. You’re not helping us. We don’t want you here.'”
Read the whole thing here.