The Morning Show August 25 – 29

I didn’t send out a newsletter last week since I got back from New York late Sunday afternoon but we did spend an awful lot of time discussing the recent events in Ferguson, MO, from the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson to the resulting protests and the reaction of the authorities to those protests.

Police around the country have killed others in recent weeks but those killings have not gotten as much attention.  In July, an NYPD officer choked to death an unarmed Eric Garner while arresting him for selling cigarettes without a license.  Garner’s last words were allegedly “I can’t breathe”.

Last week, a St. Louis police officer shot to death Kajieme Powell who was behaving erratically.  Powell was waving a knife in the air but a video of the killing shows that Powell was not a danger at the time he was shot.

Earlier this month, an LAPD officer shot and killed a mentally ill man named Ezell Ford who was not armed at the time.  Although police claim that Ford was lunging for the shooter’s partner’s gun when he was killed, eyewitnesses dispute the claim.

We’ll discuss the apparently endless epidemic of police violence against Americans this week on the Morning Show Monday-Friday 6-9am Pacific.

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Monday –

7:30 – Author Tim Kuhner discusses his book Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution.

Tuesday –

7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.

Wednesday –

8 – Democrat Betty Yee is running for the office of California State Controller.  She joins me at 8am to discuss her campaign and

Thursday –

7:30 – Jeremy Holden from Media Matters casts a jaundiced eye on the right-wing media machine.

8:45 – Eric Petersen from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.

Friday Free-for-all +

8 – Arlen Grossman’s Quotation Quotient is your opportunity to win a great prize.  Don’t miss Arlen’s column in the Community Section of every Sunday’s Monterey Herald and every month in the Foolish Times.

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14 Responses to The Morning Show August 25 – 29

  1. Dav says:

    Many years ago. The Monterey county coroner was a family friend.. I remember him saying it was a bad idea to incorporate the sherries office into it. He believed it a dangerous policy having a sheriff/coroner. Like prosecutor and judge being same person. Besides this circumstance there are other very dangerous policies that have been enacted. Such as, law enforcement agencies allowed to keep confiscated property or the contracting of private prisons.. As long as we have unaccountable policies, we will have corruption.

  2. Dav says:

    All law enforcement agencies need a watch dog. And a good idea to have a watch dog watch the watch dog.
    King city got busted for stealing confiscated/impounded property..
    The problem is,, they did it for years before being caught. Same with the judge that sent kids to private prison and got busted recieving kick backs from the prison owners,, have any of those owners been prosecuted. These people should serve many years for the heinous crimes they committed. We need accountability every step of the way.

  3. Shade says:

    It is not fair to blame only the cops in these matters. The voting public is only willing to pay for a bare-bones police force, & thus police chronically run too short-handed to do much real “community police work”. The cop on the beat is not only expected to handle the human tragedies our societal ills create, but they are expected to do so quickly without allowing incidents to escalate to a level that might require calling in the entire cavalry or that might cause innocents to get hurt. This combined with the fact cops make maybe $40-100k/yr & that each incident potentially exposes them to a career ending injury, & it is no wonder they turn quickly to lethal force.

    Those on the street need to know the score. When possible, it pays to be submissive & compliant when cops give orders or make requests. When one crosses paths with a police officer, remember you aren’t meeting with a social worker trying to improve the quality of your life; you are likely meeting with an ex-jock with a 12th grade (& academy) education that couldn’t make a living wage anywhere else. In fact, academic, kind-hearted, bleeding-heart Liberal types that are willing to give the public the benefit of the doubt aren’t likely to survive long on the force; they will have trouble meeting their expected productivity numerics (something that tends to encourage cops to profile/railroad relatively harmless individuals rather than to go after real/dangerous criminals). There is blame all the way around in this matter. We live in the society we have invested in to get.

  4. Dav says:

    The autopsy report of mike brown should be interesting. It’s hard to imagine how he thought he could casually walk into a neighborhood store and commit strong armed robbery and not get busted. He must have known he was being filmed. it had to be drugs.. He was sky high on something. I conclude this because of a lack or priors. Most people that engage in this outrageous behavior have run ins with law enforcement at a earlier age. 10-14
    a reasonable person doesn’t wake up one day and decide to commit strong armed robbery, knowing it’s being filmed.

  5. Dav says:

    It’s already established brown was shot in the front.. Hal, you jump to a lot of conclusions. As far as wittness reliability goes. How do you know they are reliable? We already know brown’s friend, the one that appeared on tv with the brown attorney isn’t. It’s pretty appalling that so many people are expressing opinions of punishment for the police officer. You said the man should be fired. What ever happen to presumption of innocence?

  6. Dav says:

    I have rent receipts from my grandmother from the 40’s
    She owned a couple of Victorians in haight ashbury,
    Where I was born.. Anyway, a one bedroom.. $15. a month. Grandma retired and moved to aromas and missed Luton the boom. Her houses are worth about 1.5 mil each.. That’s what ya call inflation.

  7. Dav says:

    When is enough, enough? If you listen and watch carefully. You will see, the second man shot in ferguson a few days ago was shot twice after he went down

  8. Dav says:

    Story on yahoo.. Women soilder with 14 years flips out in comanders office and shoots herself dead.. These guys might not make the 100 best employers list

  9. Dav says:

    All this time Obama told us the irs emails were lost or his administration did.. now we know they were lying and have the documents backed up. Now the doj and irs are trying to figure out how to not release the information, legally.. I remember some liberals saying the tea party members were creeps and the govt. wasn’t doing anything illegal.. Perhaps they could offer an apology for their reckless opinions. Yes Hal, I’m referring to you.

  10. Dav says:

    IRS Shocker: Filing Reveals Lerner Blackberry Destroyed. Here is another news article to digest.
    It goes good with crow

  11. Dav says:

    I’m about to pee my pants in anticipation of the opening on Alexander the great’s tomb. The impact on civilization of him and the Helenistic era is astounding.
    The Jewish people owe everything to him.. The origins of modern trade.. Jewish people adapted themselves to
    different cultures and language. This gave them the upper hand in communications and networking as trade dramatically increased. Alex is the guy that coined the phrase , “if you want a omelet , you have to crack some eggs”. and crack some eggs he did. Hopefully we we’ll learn a lot from this tomb.

  12. Dav says:

    If obama hands out green cards,,, the voters are going to hand democrats pink slips,,, it’s that simple.

  13. Dav says:

    In the news—-DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups.. —-I didn’t know the doj had the authority to spend monies won in law suits,, the demos and republicans have created a hell of a system
    I guess bush was right,, the constitution is just a damm piece of paper.. What’s the sense of accountability , if no one is counting

  14. Dav says:

    $25,000 worth of fuel to go 100,000 is about .$.80 to go about 3 miles.. That’s about 12 miles per gallon. Most cars do better than that.

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