#851 To selectively protect and serve (Injustice System)

Today we look at a variety of ways in which the justice system utterly fails to deliver anything resembling justice

 

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The Sick, Twisted Reason This Man Lost 24 Years Of His Life - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-11-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: No Justice,No Peace - No Justice,No Peace


Ch. 4: Act 2: How to Become Your Own Supreme Court - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-10-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Not Guilty - Waking Up the Neighbours


Ch. 6: Act 3: Invasive Cavity Search at the Border - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-28-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Abuse of Power - Humongously Yours


Ch. 8: Act 4: EVERY Car In Los Angeles Under Investigation - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-31-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Stop Spying - Making Perfect Sense


Ch. 10: Act 5: CA Supermax Prisoners Win Right To Challenge Solitary Confinement As A Class - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 6-11-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Solitary Confinement - Solitary Confinement


Ch. 12: Act 6: Time to Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 07-18-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Crime to Be Broke in America - Home


Ch. 14: Act 7: Homicide: Autopsy Says NY Man Died from Police Chokehold - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 08-05-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: I Think I Broke Something - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)


Ch. 16: Act 8: Eric Garner NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide as Police Arrest Key Witness - @majorityfm - Air Date: 08-05-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Things a Get from Bad to Worse - Everything Crash: The Best of the Ethiopians


Ch. 18: Act 9: #JusticeforEricGarner via @ColorOfChange - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 20: Act 10: How To End Police Brutality AND Homelessness [Redacted Tonight] - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 08-04-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Good Ideas - Good Ideas


Ch. 22: Act 11: States That Slashed Prison Population Saw Huge Drops in Crime - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-26-14


Voicemails

Ch. 23: Black men are treated both older and younger than they are - Slim from San Deigo

Ch. 24: Thank you for what you do - Karen from Charlotte NC

Ch. 25: The details of Levittown, Long Island - Scott from Long Island

Ch. 26: Turn's out Wade is liberal - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 27: Final comments on the two-step advice on how to survive the stress of paying attention to politics

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


UPDATE:

Since the production of this episode, a nationwide moment of silence and accompanying vigils in 50 cities has been planned for THURSDAY Aug 14 at 7pmEST. #NMOS14 is being coordinated by Feminista Jones who's Twitter you can follow for information.

TAKE ACTION:

Sign the ColorOfChange.org letter to Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton: #JusticeforEricGarner

Additional Activism/Resources:

Sign: White House petition demanding a statement (at the very least) on the killing of young, black men

Read and join in these Twitter conversations:

”Black Women Matter: #RememberRenisha”

"#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media” by Yesha Callahan at The Root

Sources/further reading:

"News coverage of the Michael Brown shooting: headlines matter” via The People’s View

"When Parenting Feels Like a Fool’s Errand: On the Death of Michael Brown.” by Stacia L. Brown

"Surprise! NYPD Commissioner Bratton Doesn’t Think Race Had Anything to Do With Eric Garner’s Death” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"Eric Garner’s Death and the Exasperation With Police Violence” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #851 "To selectively protect and serve (Injustice System)"

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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