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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Facial Recognition  Season 7, Ep 15

This week (again from the White Void): protests over the brutal police killing of George Floyd continue, Tucker Carlson gripes about puppets telling kids about racism, and Minneapolis votes to abolish their police department while New York criminalizes the use by police of chokeholds like the one that killed George Floyd. Statues of slave traders the world over have been toppled, wrecked or defaced, but police unions continue to angrily justify the status quo. (There's a lot of infuriating material in this section.) And Now: C-Span Callers Have Some Thoughts On The Coronavirus For The Second Most Patient Man On Television. Main Story is on the use of technology for facial recognition, and, ominously, its increased use by law enforcement, especially as provided by a company called Clearview AI. On YouTube (21m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 16, 2020 - 4 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Police  Season 7, Ep 14

This week: it's a strange episode, even from among those coming from the White Void of Sad Facts, as the entire show is about the protests over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, and the police reaction to them. In the words of John Oliver, "If police are trying to convince the public that they're not guilty of displaying excessive force, it's probably not a good idea to repeatedly display excessive force on national television[...]" Instead of listening to me summarize it, you can watch the entire episode on YouTube (33 minutes). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 8, 2020 - 9 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

This week on Sawbones, we examine how Black Americans have received substandard care and fewer opportunities within the American medical system. Also, some guidance on how to protest as safely as possible in the face of COVID-19.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 1, 2020 - 3 comments

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: March 14, 2018  Season 3, Ep 3

  • Act 1: Rex & Mike & Conor & Teens
  • Act 2: Cy Vance: Technically Legal | Act 1 | Act 2
  • Act 3: Elected Prosecutors: Doin' Whatever They Want
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    posted by numaner on Mar 15, 2018 - 0 comments

    Podcast: Criminal: Episode 43: 39 Shots

    In 1979 a peaceful protest by Communist workers in Greensboro NC turned into a massacre by the Klan. The police were nowhere to be found. This episode examines the incident and the investigation of who was ultimately to blame. [more inside]
    posted by Potomac Avenue on May 23, 2016 - 0 comments

    The Carmichael Show: Protest  Season 1, Ep 2

    Jerrod is excited about celebrating his birthday and upset when his girlfriend, Maxine, wants to go a Black Lives Matter protest instead; the rest of the family pick sides. [more inside]
    posted by Margalo Epps on Sep 2, 2015 - 2 comments

    Podcast: Reply All: #9 The Writing On The Wall

    Yik Yak is a an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. At Colgate University in upstate New York, the anonymity brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism that shook the school.
    posted by mathowie on Jan 15, 2015 - 9 comments

    Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 58 - Monolith

    A stone monolith appears overnight in front of City Hall. Plus, a former high school quarterback playing college football, opening ceremonies at the Drawbridge, and updates from the desert otherworld. [more inside]
    posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 15, 2014 - 5 comments

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Columbus Day, Civil Forfeiture  Season 1, Ep 20

    This week: Hong Kong protests China's increasingly intrusive control. A roundup of silly candidates for Brazil's upcoming mandatory election. Norway drops out of the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics due to excessive IOC demands, leaving China and Kazakhstan as the sole remaining candidates. How Is This Still A Thing: Columbus Day. Main story: police abuse of civil forfeiture (16m MeFi). Special guest: Jeff Goldblum. Jell Goldblum outtake clips (1m).
    posted by JHarris on Oct 7, 2014 - 11 comments

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