Uprooted

In 1986, Keith Warren, a young Black man, was found hanging in the woods of Silver Spring, Maryland. Police ruled it a suicide, but Keith’s family believed it was a lynching. Six years after his death, a package appeared on Keith’s mother’s porch, containing evidence that cemented the family’s suspicions: was this a cover up? Hosted by Alicia Garza, organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, “Uprooted” follows Keith Warren’s case, uncovering the systemic failures that prevented Keith and his family from getting justice, as well as the future of social justice reform and the journey forward. The “Uprooted" podcast is the companion to the new discovery+ series “Uprooted,” streaming exclusively on discovery+.

21:30:01 2022-03-25
After Keith’s mom passed away, his sister Sherri picked up the case and dedicated herself to finding justice for her brother. In this episode, we talk about how today’s climate makes the idea of justice for Keith and victims of marginalized communitie...
21:29:45 2022-03-18
In the Warren case, Keith wasn’t the only victim. In this episode we’ll hear from Keith’s friends and close family about how they were affected by Keith’s death and the subsequent police investigation. We’ll also hear from psychiatrist Dr. Danie...
21:31:28 2022-03-11
When the media and police departments decide someone is not the “perfect victim”, citizens must take criminal investigations into their own hands. In this episode, we analyze the concept of the so-called “perfect victim” and how people seek justic...
21:36:33 2022-03-04
Oftentimes, when a crime occurs, the narrative originates from the police. That narrative is then spread through the media to influence public opinion which can expedite justice… but more often fuels falsehoods. In this episode, we break down the role t...
21:31:00 2022-02-25
The Montgomery County Police Department was a major factor in the outcome of the Keith Warren case and can be linked to many, if not all, of the missteps in the criminal investigation. Using the Warren case as a guide, this episode analyzes how police are...
21:34:12 2022-02-18
Who is Keith Warren, and what happened to him? In this episode, we’ll dig into what went wrong with his case, some of the possible reasons why, and examine how the legacy of Keith’s case and its mishandling continues in today’s criminal justice syst...
21:02:28 2022-02-09
In 1986, Keith Warren, a young Black man, was found hanging in the woods of Silver Spring, Maryland. Police ruled it a suicide, but Keith’s family believed it was a lynching. Six years after his death, a package appeared on Keith’s mother’s porch, c...