#981 The struggle for justice continues (#BlackLivesMatter)

Air date: 1-8-16

Today we look at just some of the latest round of police abuses and their repercussions

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder After Video Shows Him Shooting Laquan McDonald 16 Times - @democracynow - Air Date 11-26-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Crimson Moon - Stray Dogg


00:11:26 Ch. 4: Act 2: The importance of activists making demands of the mayors - @fakedansavage - Air Date 12-29-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Horfid (Live @ KEXP) - Lay Low


00:22:40 Ch. 6: Act 3: Why was media largely silent on Holtzclaw case? - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 12-13-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Ennio - Silence Is Sexy


00:28:57 Ch. 8: Act 4: Responding to the black-on-black-crime talking point - About Race - Air Date 9-1-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Yacht - deeB


00:34:53 Ch. 10: Act 5: A look back at the #BlackLivesMatter movement - @GRITlaura Flanders Show on @grittv - Air Date 12-15-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: My Favorite Mutiny - The Coup


00:41:46 Ch. 12: Act 6: Rice family attorney on non-indictment - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-28-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Heirloom - The Black Atlantic


00:44:41 Ch. 14: Act 7:  AG @LorettaLynch: Get Justice for #TamirRice — Best of the Left Activism

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


00:47:18 Ch. 16: Act 8: US Police Vs. Good Police: A Comparison - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-08-15


Voicemails

00:58:16 Ch. 17: Human nature and culture - Ryan from Phoenix

01:01:16 Ch. 18: Philosophy of the system vs the individual - Quai from North Carolina

01:07:06 Ch. 19: Only people and institutions determine what is built - Rick from Scranton, PA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


01:09:02 Ch. 20: Final comments on how to make a public comment against the TPP

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


Activism: AG @LorettaLynch: Get Justice for #TamirRice

Take Action:

SIGN: "Justice For Tamir Rice” via Change.org

Sources/further reading:

”For Immediate Release: Tamir Rice’s Family Mourns For Tamir After Non-Indictment of Officers” via the JusticeForJamil Tumblr

"The Paranoid Style of American Policing: When officers take the lives of those they are sworn to protect and serve, they undermine their own legitimacy.” via Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic

"Failed justice in Tamir Rice death galvanizes faith community to action: Joshua L. Caruso, Tracey Lind and Richard Gibson (Opinion)” via Cleveland.com

"Tamir Rice protesters picket house of Cleveland prosecutor Timothy McGinty” at The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2016-01-11 09:28:31 -0500
    I meant to post this a couple of days ago, after listening to the latest episode. The Guardian has a great site (and by “great” I mean incredibly sad) of all people in the US killed by police in 2015 and they’re doing it again in 2016. You can go to theguardian.com/thecounted and it will redirect you to the page. They’re compiling the names, the details and, when they can, pictures.
    Just wanted to make you aware, in case you weren’t already.
    Scott Smith
    Cordova, TN