#882 Breakdowns in the systems (Injustice System)

Today we take a look at the systemic failures, both institutional and psychological, that continue to make injustice the norm throughout our justice system

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: How "Protect & Serve" Became "Search & Destroy" - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 09-08-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Unknown Song

Ch. 4: Act 2: And now to have secret trials - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 11-30-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: What Is Your Secret - The Weight Is a Gift

Ch. 6: Act 3: Botched grand jury instructions call Ferguson ruling into question - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 12-02-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Just asking - Triangle Shirt Factory

Ch. 8: Act 4: Justice Scalia’s Grand Jury Rant Highlights Everything Wrong With Ferguson - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-30-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Soon It Will Be Cold Enough to Build Fires - Soon It Will Be Cold Enough

Ch. 10: Act 5: Police body cameras are about more than the film they produce - @teamgoodfight - Air Date 9-15-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Gobbledigook - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust

Ch. 12: Act 6: Officer's testimony cast Michael Brown as outsized threat - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 11-25-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: The differing assumptions made about black children - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 12-2-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Mad World (feat. Gary Jules) - Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets

Ch. 16: Act 8: #ThisStopsToday - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 18: Act 9: Why police shoot black men - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 12-2-14


Ch. 19: Responding to Mark from Texas - Calling from Seattle

Ch. 20: Respectability politics has been tried and it doesn't work - Jadelle from NYC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments on respectability politics and a call for diversity in the voicemails

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

Activism: #ThisStopsToday

SIGN ACLU petition: "Our communities are not war zones”

SIGN Change.org petition: Require Ferguson and St. Louis County and City police officers to wear body cameras

Demand the Department of Justice Secure Justice For Mike Brown through federal Civil Rights action

Demand the Department of Justice investigate and indict Officer Pantaleo on federal criminal charges for violating Eric Garner’s Civil Rights

Additional Activism/Resources:

#ThisStopsToday events are ongoing. Find/organize one in your city.

Contact the Dept of Justice

Follow Jamilah Lemieux’s #AliveWhileBlack thread.

Bookmark the Justice 4 Mike Brown Tumblr which is aggregating video/pics/posts from around the world in solidarity

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-12-12 15:14:16 -0500
    Ep #881 was wonderful, cannot wait to hear this one!

    A quick note before I listen – everyone keeps saying the system failed; I don’t, I won’t, I can’t. The system didn’t fail, it worked how its suppose to. Throughout the history of this nation, black lives, when taken by white men or women, have mattered less. Judicially, black lives have been disrespected and portrayed as less than whites. This is who the nation is! It may be hard to fathom or even accept – actually I take that back, its quite easy to accept because it requires no actions – but it’ll never change until those benefiting from white supremacy stand up and say “I reject whiteness, I reject white supremacy and pledge my life to eradicating the evil system it has built”, only then will things change. (This change will include, economics for all people, culture for all people and the interactivity between all people).