The New York Times obituary of Michael Brown refers to him as “no angel” and suggests his interest in rap music was somehow evidence of a nefarious character. Also, mission creep in Iraq and Radio Dispatch has a new four-legged co-host.
Mariame Kaba (aka PrisonCulture on twitter) joins us to discuss the problems with only focusing on militarized police, the authoritarian mindset is on full display in the Washington Post, and continuing updates on Ferguson.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the problems with Broken Windows and My Brother's Keeper. Also, a field piece from New Mexico from a listener about a church that offers temporary sanctuary to migrant families.
Civilian oversight board in New York City suggests there should be fewer stop and frisk investigations, a Belgian journalist was denied entry to the US because his name mistakenly appeared in a terrorism database, and checking in on Obama's immigration initiative.
New documents published by The Intercept shed light on the government's terrorism databases and no-fly lists, several Senators criticize the administration and CIA for their redactions, and the pre-K rollout in NYC.
CIA Director John Brennan has been caught lying about the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee, a new report shows that misdemeanor arrests are up in New York City, and David Frum accuses the NYT and others of fabricating photographs.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.