Bob Law, former host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Night Talk” and civil rights advocate, is heading a new campaign to “Turn off Killer Radio.”
In an open letter to the community, Law proclaims that up to the 2016 Labor Day weekend there had been 517 people shot in Chicago, 222 people shot in New York City, 190 people shot in Philadelphia, 106 shot in Washington, D.C., and 182 shot in Los Angeles. The report revealed most victims were Black males.
“When measured against entire populations of other developed countries, Black American males have the second highest homicide rate in the world,” Law writes. “Confucius once said, ‘If one should desire to know if a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.’”
Law writes, “Currently the radio air waves are filled with DJ comments and song lyrics that urge Black youth to become Scammers, Rapists, Killers, Harlots and Thieves. It is time to… ‘Turn Off Killer Radio.’”
Law indicated that the movement has already begun and on Oct. 15, “people of integrity everywhere will turn off killer radio stations. No more killer music. No more degrading Black women. Turn off Killer Radio.”