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. https://www.youtube.com/verify_controversy?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3D6ta2-7QJM78.
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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7:30 – Author Tim Kuhner discusses his book Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution.
7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.
8 – Democrat Betty Yee is running for the office of California State Controller. She joins me at 8am to discuss her campaign and
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.
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