Best of the Left Podcast : #1116 The evolution of policing (Injustice System)

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Air Date: 06/30/2017

Today we take a look at some of the problems with modern policing and how we got to now

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The evolution of law enforcement - Ideas - Air Date 6-15-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Hill Street Blues (Main Theme) - Knightsbridge

Ch. 4: Act 2: Positive proposals for police reform - @theLFshow w: @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 3-2-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Hide Your Tears - Daniel Licht

Ch. 6: Act 3: Questioning the purpose of police legitimacy - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 4-14-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Maelstrom - Jim Guthrie

Ch. 8: Act 4: The complications of the Castile case - Code Switch - Air Date 6-21-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie

Ch. 10: Act 5: Police Violence Is NOT A Few Bad Apples, It's The ENTIRE Barrel - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-19-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley

Ch. 12: Act 6: @PrisonCulture on a holistic view of the problem with policing - @Intercepted w @JeremyScahill - Air Date 5-31-17


Ch. 13: Where the US got its wealth - Elaina from Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ch. 14: Democratic Leftist - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 15: Dealing with Russia and the debate within the Democratic party - Ryan from Phoenix

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 16: Final comments on the individual vs the societal as seen through a new wallet

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

Recommended Reading:

White People, the Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell (Zenobia Jeffries, Yes! Magazine)

Philando Castile and the Terror of an Ordinary Day (Elise C. Boddie, New York Times)

Rethinking Juneteenth in the Age of Black Lives Matter (Sarah Jaffe, Bill Moyers & Company)

The interconnected injustice of Philando, Charleena and Nabra (Preston Mitchum, The Grio)

We are losing the battle against police brutality in America (Shaun King, NY Daily News) *Warning: Autoplay video of police brutality at the top of this article*

Curated by Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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