2/9/18 Michael Bell on police reform in Wisconsin following the shooting of his son

Police-reform activist Michael Bell returns to the show to discuss his efforts to reform police conduct and receive justice for his son's killing. Bell details the tragic events that led to his son's shooting in 2004 and the subsequent cover up and political masquerade. Ultimately the Bell family was awarded with a record civil rights settlement—which they used to fund their mission to change the law. In April 2014, thanks to Bell's efforts and on the back of immense public pressure, the state...

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The Formula for a Police State

[NB: I wrote this piece for the Libertarian Perspective over a week ago. It hasn't gone online yet, so I'm posting it here.] The Formula for a Police State by Anthony Gregory On the night of March 15 in an Oceanside, California, parking lot, after a dispute over one car cutting off another, Frank White, an off-duty San Diego police officer, shot five bullets into Rachel Silva’s car, hitting her in the arm twice, shattering a bone, and striking her eight-year-old son in the leg. She was...

Americans must forget about privacy -says deputy director of national intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States change their definition of privacy. Donald Kerr, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said wants Americans to redefine privacy. Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people's...