26 min

Unjustifiable Chapter 1: 'It was a girl in the car‪'‬ Reckon Radio

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June 22, 1979, just another evening in Birmingham Alabama, and Bonita Carter and her friends ride their bikes to a convenience store as the sun sets. What happened there would change their lives, and their cities forever. Chapter one of “Unjustifiable” reconstructs those events, moment by moment and step by step, from the vantage points of onlookers, participants, store workers, witnesses and police. By the end of the night, a police officer named George Sands fired four shots into a car, killing the unarmed young Black woman, after a white man pointed to the car and screamed that she was dangerous man with a shotgun. Carter’s friends screamed too: “It’s a girl in the car!”
They were ignored.
Show Notes:
Creator: John Archibald
Hosts: John Archibald & Roy S. Johnson
Executive Producer: John Hammontree
Producer & Audio Engineer: Alexander Richey
Producers: Amy Yurkanin and Marsha Oglesby
Score: Thad Saajid, Austin Motlow, David Marsh, and Danny Ray Wilkerson, Jr. Additional music contributed by Jeremy Smith.
Music: "Ain't Gonna Take No Mess," by Cedric Burnside; Single Lock Records
Voice Acting: Alex Williams, Finn Jasele, David Perry, Jonathan Sobolewski, R.L. Nave, Ike Morgan, Alexander Richey, Barnett Wright, Nigel Thomas and Sheikilya Thomas.

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June 22, 1979, just another evening in Birmingham Alabama, and Bonita Carter and her friends ride their bikes to a convenience store as the sun sets. What happened there would change their lives, and their cities forever. Chapter one of “Unjustifiable” reconstructs those events, moment by moment and step by step, from the vantage points of onlookers, participants, store workers, witnesses and police. By the end of the night, a police officer named George Sands fired four shots into a car, killing the unarmed young Black woman, after a white man pointed to the car and screamed that she was dangerous man with a shotgun. Carter’s friends screamed too: “It’s a girl in the car!”
They were ignored.
Show Notes:
Creator: John Archibald
Hosts: John Archibald & Roy S. Johnson
Executive Producer: John Hammontree
Producer & Audio Engineer: Alexander Richey
Producers: Amy Yurkanin and Marsha Oglesby
Score: Thad Saajid, Austin Motlow, David Marsh, and Danny Ray Wilkerson, Jr. Additional music contributed by Jeremy Smith.
Music: "Ain't Gonna Take No Mess," by Cedric Burnside; Single Lock Records
Voice Acting: Alex Williams, Finn Jasele, David Perry, Jonathan Sobolewski, R.L. Nave, Ike Morgan, Alexander Richey, Barnett Wright, Nigel Thomas and Sheikilya Thomas.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 min

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