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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Convicted of Lynching (Episode 69)

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Last week in California, the 29 yr old organizer with the Pasadena Black Lives Matter chapter, Jasmine "Abdullah" Richards was found guilty of lynching. Richards (who prefers the name Jasmine Abdullah) was attempting to shield another protestor from being detained by the Pasadena police. Abdullah is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7. The charge brings a sentence of up to 4 yrs in state prison.

A police dog bit Max Garcia, 22, during an August 2105 arrest. The officers gave him no medical attention for his numerous open wounds. Days later, a jailhouse nurse accused Garcia of "faking or exaggerating" his condition and he was punished for not cooperating. Still no medical care was given. Garcia was dead the next day.

The cop who killed Florida church drummer Corey Jones, 31, has gotten a wee slap on the hand. Wait til you hear the charges.

Dozens of Ferguson protestors could be charged (again) under a bad law. Some view this as a strategic attempt by the county to have leverage against people who might sue for unlawful arrest and police brutality.

St. Louis police officers Ronald Vaughan and Kyle Chandler won't face charges for shooting 18 yr old Mansur Ball-Bey to death in August 2015. You surprised?

No civil rights charges for the two Minneapolis officers who shot the handcuffed Jamar Clark in the head last November. You surpised?

In Chicago, Ashley Harrison is facing felony charges for firing a warning shot to chase off the man who just murdered her fiance. Notice that the NRA is completely silent.

The family of C.J. Pettit are still waiting for an explanation as to what happened the day cops killed their 18 yr old son. To this day, there's been no police report released. According to Jim Appleton, a respect expert on audio and video analysis, the police version doesn't match the surveillance video. Surprised?

Tues, June 7, 6pm Pacific