This week, we welcome Army veteran and community activist Malik Dayo to the show to chat about police reform efforts in Ogden City. Plus, are UTA and North Ogden blurring the already very fuzzy line between church and state by having a live nativity at a city-sponsored event? And, as always, we've got Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events for you.
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North Ogden and UTA Doing a Live Nativity, but Should They?
We recently learned that North Ogden City and UTA will be holding a live Christmas-themed event called "The North Pole" up at Barker Amphitheater using funds obtained from Weber County RAMP. It will include an appearance by Santa Claus and... Joseph and Mary?
Though the city is not paying for the live nativity, they are allowing it, which raises some questions about government sanctioning certain faiths over others. In addition, outgoing mayor Brent Chugg wrote a piece in the city's newsletter that read like it was for his local church congregation
We decide to debate it and see how the group is feeling.
Call the county and demand oversight of those RAMP funds.
If you live in North Ogden City, call or email the city to express concern over the blurring of this line between church and state.
Ogden Police and Race Relations w/ Malik Dayo
We welcome Army veteran and community activist Malik Dayo to JCP to chat about race relations with the Ogden City Police Department. Malik is active in the Northern Utah Black Lives Matter group and his own group focused on police reform.
A recent incident involving OPD officers shooting a man in his driveway brought much of this conversation to bear. As the public asked more questions, OPD chose to go on the defensive, instead of engaging with the community in a dialogue.
Malik shares what has happened and what's being done to engage in that dialogue.
Attend Ogden City Council meetings with Malik and contact Ogden City Mayor Mike Caldwell to express your concerns.
Tuesday, December 10th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Weber County Library - Main Branch
(2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, 84401)
Wednesday, December 11th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Old Post Office Building, Third Floor
(298 24th Street, Ogden, 84401)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Ogden Union Station
(2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, 84401)
Saturday, December 14th
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Rye
(239 South 500 East, SLC, 84102)