The Combat Jack Show

The "A Daughter's Death" Episode feat. Taylonn Murphy and Jennifer Gonnerman

November 3, 2015112 min
In this episode of the Combat Jack Show we’re joined by Taylonn Murphy, whose daughter Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, a nationally ranked basketball recruit, was infamously murdered inside Manhattan’s Grant Houses in 2011.

In this heartbreaking episode, Taylonn talks about his subsequent efforts to break the cycle of violence and mass incarceration that have wreaked havoc on both his family and New York City.

He’s joined by New Yorker writer Jennifer Gonnerman, who recently profiled Taylonn in that magazine and also wrote extensively about the tragic life and death of Kalief Browder.

This is a raw, heartbreaking episode on the violence in ours streets and the systemic racism in hampering the judicial system assigned to stop it.

Check out Jennifer Gonnerman’s article on Taylon Murphy in the New Yorker here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/10/05/a-daughters-death

And her New Yorker article on Kalief Browder here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/06/before-the-law

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