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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

November 8, 2015

November 7, 2015 Show

This week, we have a theme show of sorts! We're looking at three different stories about policing and the criminal justice system.


First up is Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a DC-based think-tank that issued a report detailing the need for a complete overhaul in how we train cops.

Then we'll be joined by Maurice Chammah from The Marshall Project. Maurice wrote this week about a Supreme Court case that could bring some much-needed clarity to the murky issue of defense lawyers alleging that prosecutors have dismissed potential jurors because of race.

Finally, we'll speak with Nathalie Baptiste, a writing fellow at The American Prospect, about the widespread use of private campus police agencies, and how they avoid public scrutiny for their actions.

PLAYLIST:
Junior Brown: "Highway Patrol"
KRS-One: "Sound of Da Police"
Tom Paxton: "One Million Lawyers"
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros: "The Harder They Come"

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