Raven Rakia joins us to discuss the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case, as well as the continuing protests around the country. Also, initial thoughts on the torture report, and listener mail.
Continuing fall-out in the Rolling Stone UVA case, the Pentagon transfers six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, and protests continue over Eric Garner’s death by the NYPD.
Protesters march through streets in numerous cities nationwide following the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner, new details emerge about the killing of Akai Gurley by a rookie NYPD officer, and listener mail.
We spend the hour on the grand jury’s refusal to return an indictment against the Staten Island officer in the killing of Eric Garner.
It’s Cooking Week at BTR! On today’s show, political scientist, author, and professor emeritus with Boston University, Andrew J Bacevich joins us to discuss his recent op-ed for Reuters on President Obama’s announcement on air strikes against the ISIS. And later, researcher for the Remote Control Project, Crofton Black discusses his work datamining documents from the Department of Defense on the corporate interests involved in the US Special Operations Command.
It’s Photo Week at BTR! On today’s show, we’re on the phone with photography historian Brenton Hamilton. Plus, author and New York interior stylist Hilary Robertson chats about the appeals of “shelfies”.