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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Reality Check (Episode 79)

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Reality Check

The Army Corp of Engineers recently announced that they would not grant permits to the Dakota Access Pipeline. But the oil company insists that nothing has changed and they will continue the construction. Trump's incoming administration has also vowed to stand on the side of the pipeline.

Reality Check

You can gun down a fleeing, unarmed man on video, plant a taser on him for the whole world to see, lie about it in your police report, and even get charged with murder. But you can't get convicted. Because Black lives don't matter. #WalterScott

Reality Check

You can pull a gun out in a road rage, kill the other driver, brandish the weapon when the police arrive, and live to tell about it. If you're European American.

Reality Check

You can shove a Muslim woman down the stairs, taunt black and Mexican schoolchildren about being deported, call your neighbor a "nigger bitch", tear off women's hijabs, issue warnings to LBGTQ people to watch their backs, and tell your female classmates that you can "grab " because the President-elect leads by example. Hate crimes have skyrocketed since the election. What's that noise? It sure ain't Trump or his supporters demanding a stop to the hate.

Reality Check

The federal govt has ordered the state of Michigan to provide Flint with bottled water.  The goveernor has filed a lawsuit, complaining that it's just too much effort to get fresh water to Flint. In fact, Flint's residents are still being billed for the toxic lead and feces tainted water. And if they refuse to pay, they are at risk for losing their minor children to the custody of the State.

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