Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges spoke Saturday at New York’s Rise Up October rally and march to end police violence.

In his speech, Hedges described the effects of police violence and mass incarceration on families. “There are husbands and wives severed, sometimes forever, from their spouses,” he said. “There are sisters and brothers that have been torn apart, but this morning we remember most the children, those whose mothers and fathers are locked behind bars or whose parents will never come home again, whose tiny lives have been shattered, whose childhoods have been stolen, who endure the painful stigma of loss or of having a mother or father in prison and cannot comprehend the cruelty of this world.”

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