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(2015/01/09) The system is built to fail (Injustice System)

January 9, 201571 min
Edition #889 Today we look at the interplay between a system of structural racism and our (in)justice system and beg the question: is the system broken or is it working just as intended? Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: How Do Grand Juries Work? - @TestTube - Air Date: 12-05-14 Ch. 3: Song 1: Keepsake - Peace Between Nations Ch. 4: Act 2: Prosecutor Bob McCullogh breaks his silence - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 12-19-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Perjury - My Friends And The Sun EP Ch. 6: Act 3: The judicial history of police using choke holds - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 12-18-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Going Home - The Talks Ch. 8: Act 4: Resisting Arrest While Black vs White - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-17-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: Hill Street Blues - 100 Greatest TV Themes Ch. 10: Act 5: The role of implicit bias in the (in)justice system - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 10-9-14 Ch. 11: Song 5: How Do You See Me - Montibello Memories Ch. 12: Act 6: The Big Reality Show, the 1% and the Myth of the Thin Blue Line - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 1-7-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard Ch. 14: Act 7: Excellent result of NYPD protest - @LeeCamp - Air Date: 1-7-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: Promontory - Tideland Ch. 16: Act 8: Discussing #BlackBrunch - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 1-5-15 Ch. 17: Song 8: Brunch - Jobo Shakins Ch. 18: Act 9: #BlackBrunch - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet Ch. 20: Act 10: Bad News For Ferguson Prosecutor Bob McCulloch - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-06-15 Voicemails Ch. 21: Ferguson episode was sad and hopeful - Dave from Olympia, WA Ch. 22: What can we do in the wake of Ferguson - Vphriamer Adis from New York Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 23: Final comments on voicemails and the benefits of membership Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: #BlackBrunch Take Action: Get the info on #BlackBrunch: "#BlackBrunchNYC Disrupts Diners To Protest Police Brutality” via Lily Workneh at HuffPo Follow @BlackBrunchNYC and #BlackBrunch on Twitter. Additional Activism/Resources: Go. See. “Selma.” Now showing Find your local listings #MarchOn Sources/further reading: "Former NYPD Officer Responds To #Blackbrunch With Gun-Toting Selfie” by Hannington Dia at News One "A Guide for Anyone Who Finds Themselves in the Middle of a #BlackBrunch” by Derrick Clifton at Mic News "Black Brunch Won’t Let Us Turn Away From Victims Of Police Violence” by Muna Mire at {Young}ist "Attack of the ‘Black Brunch’ brats” by Michelle Malkin at The New York Post "Hashtag Activism Isn't a Cop-Out” by Noah Berlatsky at The Atlantic — an interview with Deray Mckesson Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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