John went to a surveillance conference for the third year straight, and listener mail about classroom management techniques.
John's latest story from Beirut on the LGBT Syrian refugees who often wait months or years for asylum in a third country, Cleveland police will no longer taser people's genitals at will, and listener mail.
Page May joins us to discuss the Chicago Torture reparations package, Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss the labor side of the Times' nail salon story, and Molly eagerly awaits John's return home.
Sarah Macaraeg joins us to discuss her report on Chicago cops mischaracterizing police-involved fatal shootings, a horrifying close look at Success Academy in the NYT, and thoughts on the report on the Rolling Stone UVA story.
Last month, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that his city is launching a program called CEASE Boston (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) in an effort to reduce the demand for sex work. CEASE Boston is supported by a non-profit advocacy group called Demand Abolition and is part of an 11-city network across the United States. BTR spoke with Cecilia Benoit, a professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria and a scientist at the Center for Addictions Research, about the topic.
Flint Taylor joins us to discuss the history of Chicago Police abuses, the US and Iran reach a preliminary nuclear deal, al Shabab kills 147 students in Kenya, and listener mail.
Joel Handley joins us to discuss how Chicago police are using license plate readers and cell phone trackers, attempting to explain the Gemalto SIM card heist, and listener mail.
A cop brings torture techniques from Chicago to Guantanamo, additional thoughts on Kanye West courtesy of Arthur Chu, and listener mail.
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss his Rolling Stone story on the Albuquerque Police Department's violent history, what does the collective revulsion at ISIS's latest execution say about the US, and listener mail.
On The Ave goes In the Den with DJ Latola! We talk PoliTRICKS and the art of being a DJ.