#919 We thought we were free (Police State)

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Today we take a look at the legacy of torture and police militarization we’re creating and where that path leads us

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: The Reason why Torture Exists - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-15-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Hide the Truth - Chronicle

00:08:19 Ch. 4: Act 2: Torture Killed Their Savior, That’s Why These Poll Results Stun - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 12-20-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: If Jesus Ever Loved a Woman - Johnny Cash

00:14:52 Ch. 6: Act 3: Turning the US into the potential victim of it's own crimes - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - AIr Date: 12-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Open Book - Cake

00:17:09 Ch. 8: Act 4: The most transparent administration in history - Le Show w/@theharryshearer - Air Date: 1-18-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: I'm Looking Through You - The Wallflowers

00:25:20 Ch. 10: Act 5: 13 Years Of Gitmo : What Have We Gotten? - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 04-12-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Let It Go - The Neighbourhood

00:30:02 Ch. 12: Act 6: Exporting Torture: Former Chicago Police Detective Tied to Brutality at Guantánamo - @DemocracyNOW - Air Date: 2-26-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Chicago - Sufjan Stevens

00:41:59 Ch. 14: Act 7: Secret CIA Black Sites In American Heartland For 'Disappearing' Citizens - @TheYoungTurks - Air Date: 02-26-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Karma Police - Radiohead

00:49:08 Ch. 16: Act 8: #ChiCopWatch with We Charge Genocide - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan

00:52:17 Ch. 18: Act 9: We Thought we Were Free - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 12-16-14


01:00:42 Ch. 19: Important points about police militarization - Adriana from Long Beach, CA

01:03:16 Ch. 20: Deconstructing the roots of white supremacy - V from Western New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:19 Ch. 21: Final comments on riots being the language of the unheard

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

Activism: #ChiCopWatch with We Charge Genocide

Take Action:

Support and follow: We Charge Genocide on Facebook and on Twitter via @ChiCopWatch and #ChiCopWatch

Report police misconduct: "Report Encounter"

Additional Activism/Resources:

SIGN: "Fire Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin", #Justice4Rekia via @ColorOfChange’s I Am Color of Change

Sources/further reading:

"In Order to End Police Brutality, We Need to End the Police” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site’” by Spencer Ackerman at The Guardian

"Police ‘Reforms' You Should Always Oppose” by Mariame Kaba of Project NIA via Truthout

"Yet Another Victim: Rekia Boyd Killed by Off-Duty Officer” by Mychal Denzel Smith at Ebody

"Black Women Aren’t Just Secondary Casualties of Aggressive Policing” by Dani McClain at The Nation

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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