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In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Jordan Edwards (Episode 93)

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Jordan Edwards was 15. Police officers shot and killed him and lied about what happened.

Thirty-eight people were killed by police during the month of April. In Los Angeles, 28 year old Zelalem Eshetu Ewnetu, an engineer employed by the California Public Utilities Commission, was killed by police as he sat in his car in the early morning of April 12. He "fit the description", of course.

In Milwaukee, a grand jury has recommended criminal charges against several jail employees in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas in April 2016.

A federal judge is allowing an Alabama school district to return to segregated schools.

US judges are more frequently jailing defendents who can't pay cash bail. This tends to affect Black and Brown people disproportionately. Kalief Browder, who was guilty of nothing but couldn't afford bail, languished in New York's Rikers Island for three years (two in solitary confinement). He was never formally tried for any crime. He committed suicide after his release.

A Minnesota man who shot 5 Black protesters during a 2015 rally has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Taser International will use police body camera footage to develop its latest artificial intelligence tool which may someday turn every cop into "Robo Cop."

The resident of the White House says that he doesn't bother reading the executive orders he signs.

Tuesday, May 2, 6pm Pacific

 

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