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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Threats, Lies, and Video (Episode 71)

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In the wake of the cell phone videos of the recent killings of citizens Alton Sterling, Jerry Jai Williams, and Philando Castille, followed by the shootings of police, the nation is in a state of tension and upheaval. And police have arrested the man who posted the video of Alton Sterling's death.

On national TV, a political servant, Congressman Steve King (Republican from Iowa) declared that non-white people did nothing to contribute to Western civilization. He went and lost his damn mind and labeled non-white people as "sub-groups". No one moved to check him. Apparently, the public invocation of white supremacy is acceptable, even from a member of Congress. The Republicans rallied for their hatefest - the national convention - which featured speakers who put their xenophobia and racism on display.

Another officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted. Kinda looks like Mr. Gray severed his own spine and crushed his own voice box, while handcuffed with his feet shackled. 

In Los Angeles at City Hall, protests are going into the second week, as demands are made for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to step down. Protestors are demanding this response to the fatal shooting of a black woman, 30 year old Redel Jones, last year.

NYPD Officer leaks secret recording of his supervisor instructing him to racially profile black men.

A former Atlanta cop, James Burns, is charged with murder for killing an unarmed driver, 22 year old Deravis Caine Rogers, on June 22

Tuesday, July 19, 6pm Pacific