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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Resolution or Revolution? (Episode 81)

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Resolution or Revolution

Rejected in 1986 as being too racist to sit on a Federal bench, Senator Jeff Sessions' hearing for the nomination as US Attorney General is proceeding as scheduled.

A group of black teens committed horrible acts of assault on a mentally-disabled man. They are already in custody. Contrast theirs with the case of the white high school student who raped a physically-disabled black teammate with a wire hanger and walked away, scot free. 

On January 9, bomb threats at Jewish community centers in six states (Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and South Carolina) were reported.

A wave of violence against trans and gay people has swelled in the first week of 2017. A Pensylvannia trans man, Sean Hake, was killed by police last week after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. Hake is the third trans person killed in 2017. Trans women, Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow of S. Dakota and Mesha Caldwell of Mississippi were also murdered.

Disturbing developments in the Freddie Gray case as a federal judge allows the officers to sue the failed prosecutor. Also news about Michael Brown's parents' lawsuit.

Kentucky Democrat Rick Nelson introduces two anti-LGBTQ laws. And Massachusetts sheriff offers inmates as slave labor to build Trump's wall.

The US House of Representatives recently made it easier for the government to sell or give away national parks, national forests, and other public lands.

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francsico 49ers donated $50,000 toward building a medical health clinic at Standing Rock. The donation will help to pay the salaries of the medical personnel. The free clinic serves the Water Protectors defending against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

California bans official, state-funded travel to four states in response to their anti-LGBTQ laws.

Tues January 10, 6pm PST

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