#1030 From warriors to guardians (Police Reform)

Air Date: 07-22-2016

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Today we take a look at  a few of the ways that our police departments around the country could be reformed as well as some of the reasons why it’s critically important that these reforms be enacted

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Ex-Seattle Police Chief Condemns Systemic Police Racism Dating Back to Slave Patrols - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 07-14-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Enemy At the Gate - The Twinkle Brothers

Ch. 4: Act 2: Angie Coiro breaks down the reactions to the violence, mindless deaths of civilians and police - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 7-8-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: That's All - Clare and the Reasons

Ch. 6: Act 3: 46 Stops The Driving Life and Death of Philando Castile - Code Switch - Air Date 7-20-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: To Serve And Protect - Queen Ifrica

Ch. 8: Act 4: Philadelphia Police Capt. Ray Lewis on solving the root of policing problems - Act Out - Air Date 7-15-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Protect & Serve - Stiff Little Fingers

Ch. 10: Act 5: Black Ohio Cop to Prejudiced White Officers: Take the Uniform Off and Put on KKK Hoodie - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 07-14-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Free and Equal Speech - Chris Priest

Ch. 12: Act 6: Dallas Police Chief David Brown on his program community policing - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 7-11-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Fight the Power - Public Enemy

Ch. 14: Act 7: End the culture of warrior policing via @ACLU - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 16: Act 8: Professor Muhammad on crime, race and policing - Code Switch - Air Date 7-9-16


Ch. 17: Hearing the frustration of the LGBTQ community - Gabriel from Texas

Ch. 18: Hearing the frustration of the black community - Ryan from Pheonix

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments with an update on the summer fundraiser

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Sign the ACLU petition “End the Culture of Warrior Policing." 

Call and write to your legislators in the House and Senate to make sure they know you support the passage of the total suite of policing reform bills listed above.


ACLU Implores Congress Consider Taking Up Law Enforcement Reform Legislation (ACLU) 

You Can Be Pro Cop and Pro Police Reform (Brennan Center for Justice)

Showing Up for Racial Justice - Actions in Your Area (Showing Up for Racial Justice)

10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations (National Urban League)

Guiding Principles on Use of Force (Police Executive Research Forum)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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