The US begins normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, US officials claim North Korea was behind the Sony hack, New York state bans fracking, the NYC police union has harsh words for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a Missouri lawmaker proposed a bill that would require a woman to get a man’s signature prior to getting an abortion.
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.
Washington stalls on demilitarization of the police, and a bunch of listener mail.
It’s Cyber Week on BTR! On today’s show, Charlie Smith of Great Fire talks about the work of his organization in exposing online censorship by Chinese authorities and complicit corporate media interests. And later, Cora Currier of The Intercept explains how governments are bypassing encryption techniques, largely viewed by technologists as the last line of defense for your online privacy.
Share Week – Three high school students develop app to reduce incidents of police brutality and abuse.
Chepe joins us to discuss his work with violence deescalation, alternatives to policing, and exciting activism happening in Bosnia. Also, the NYT cowardly refuses to Zephyr Teachout.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the protests in Ferguson and his arrest at the hands of the local police. Also, data shows racial economic disparities are getting worse, and listener mail.
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.
Another night of police violence in Ferguson, Obama gives another disappointing press conference, and friend of the show Ryan Devereaux is arrested and detained overnight.
Harvard psychologists find that practicing “detective skills” may help people become better negotiators and peacemakers.
Facebook and Reddit offer different consequences of confessing crimes online.
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