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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Oh No They Didn't! Oh Yes They Did! (Ep 67)

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The San Francisco PD is in the spotlight this week. Jessica Nelson, 27, unarmed and reportedly pregnant, was gunned down by the SFPD, prompting the Mayor to ask Police Chief Greg Suhr to resign. Facts are still emerging about Nelson's shooting but this does nothing to improve the police department's recent image problems. Tensions run high as allegations of accusations of racism rock the department and new details of police misconduct are uncovered.

One of the Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray (whose voice box was crushed and spine nearly severed) was acquitted.

The Supreme Court overturned the death penalty of a black man, Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was sentenced by an all-white jury. The 7-1 ruling marks a landmark case, with Justice Thomas being the only dissenter.

Louisiana is poised to pass a bill which would would classify attacks on police as hate crimes.

An Oklahoma appeals court unamimously ruled last month that oral sex is not rape if the victim is unconscious from drinking.

Last week, the US House of Representatives passed a massive National Defense Authorization bill which will allow federal contractors to fire employees for being lesbian, bisexual, gay, or transgender.

New York Gov. Cuomo announced his intention to introduce legislation that will extend the legal time frame for an adult who was abused as a child to bring a civil lawsuit.

And an update on Rekia Boyd's killer. He's in the news again. Tuesday, May 24, 6pm Pacific

 

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