KTEP - El Paso, Texas


Young voter
Angela Kocherga / KTEP News

EL PASO -- Social justice, racism, and hate crimes have become hot-button issues on the presidential campaign trail and debate stage.  Voters in predominantly Latino El Paso are paying attention. They know the horror and heartache caused by a hate crime.  This August marked a year since a gunman from North Texas traveled to border city and went on a shooting rampage inside a Walmart.

KTEP's Angela Kocherga interviews Ron Stallworth, a law enforcement veteran who worked in four states and was the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Stallworth's best-selling memoir Black Klansman about infiltrating the KKK became the basis for the film written and directed by Spike Lee. In this edition of the weekend he talks about George Floyd, police brutality and building coalitions to fight racism.