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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Help Wanted - Revolutionaries (Episode 68)

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A group of Los Angeles students have accomplished the unthinkable. After two years of protests and sit-ins, they have forced the police department for the second-largest school district in the US to remove military-grade equipment - such as M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, tanks and other weapons of war - from its arsenal.

Houston police officer Kathy Swilley was scorned for her advocacy for local youth, eventually framed for criminal conduct and fired. She spent 8 years and her entire savings to unearth the police conspiracy and prove her innocence.

There is no "Ferguson Effect". New data confirms that the "war on police" is nothing but a right-wing myth. The FBI reports that 2015 was one of the safest years on record for police.

To avoid serving same-sex couples, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced that state-owned National Guard facilities will no longer allow ANY married couples to apply for spousal benefits, regardless of whether they are same-sex or opposite-sex.

In the wake of Jessica Williams' shooting, San Francisco PD promised more transparency. Then they cancelled all community meetings on police brutality, calling them "unproductive". Looks like they want to do what they do without public scrutiny.

Michigan Gov. Rick Synder has called for a halt to the internal investigation of the Flint water crisis. He presided over the poisoning of an American city and, to date, absolutely NOTHING has been done to hold him accountable.

Last week the US House of Representatives passed a bill that ensures President Barack Obama's 2014 executive orders protecting LGBT workers will not be overturned. Predictably, the House voted along party lines.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton decries the "epidemic" of filming cops making arrests.

All this and more. Tues, May 31, 6pm Pacific