Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/01/08) The struggle for justice continues (#BlackLivesMatter)

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Edition #981

Today we look at just some of the latest round of police abuses and their repercussions
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Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder After Video Shows Him Shooting Laquan McDonald 16 Times - @democracynow - Air Date 11-26-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Crimson Moon - Stray Dogg

00:11:26 Ch. 4: Act 2: The importance of activists making demands of the mayors - @fakedansavage - Air Date 12-29-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Horfid (Live @ KEXP) - Lay Low

00:22:40 Ch. 6: Act 3: Why was media largely silent on Holtzclaw case? - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 12-13-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Ennio - Silence Is Sexy

00:28:57 Ch. 8: Act 4: Responding to the black-on-black-crime talking point - About Race - Air Date 9-1-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Yacht - deeB

00:34:53 Ch. 10: Act 5: A look back at the #BlackLivesMatter movement - @GRITlaura Flanders Show on @grittv - Air Date 12-15-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: My Favorite Mutiny - The Coup

00:41:46 Ch. 12: Act 6: Rice family attorney on non-indictment - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 12-28-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Heirloom - The Black Atlantic

00:44:41 Ch. 14: Act 7:  AG @LorettaLynch: Get Justice for #TamirRice — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:47:18 Ch. 16: Act 8: US Police Vs. Good Police: A Comparison - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-08-15


00:58:16 Ch. 17: Human nature and culture - Ryan from Phoenix

01:01:16 Ch. 18: Philosophy of the system vs the individual - Quai from North Carolina

01:07:06 Ch. 19: Only people and institutions determine what is built - Rick from Scranton, PA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:09:02 Ch. 20: Final comments on how to make a public comment against the TPP

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

Activism: AG @LorettaLynch: Get Justice for #TamirRice

Take Action:

SIGN: "Justice For Tamir Rice” via

Sources/further reading:

”For Immediate Release: Tamir Rice’s Family Mourns For Tamir After Non-Indictment of Officers” via the JusticeForJamil Tumblr

"The Paranoid Style of American Policing: When officers take the lives of those they are sworn to protect and serve, they undermine their own legitimacy.” via Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic

"Failed justice in Tamir Rice death galvanizes faith community to action: Joshua L. Caruso, Tracey Lind and Richard Gibson (Opinion)” via

"Tamir Rice protesters picket house of Cleveland prosecutor Timothy McGinty” at The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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