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Scottscope Talk Radio 8/16/2014: Strength In Numbers

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On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable discusses the murder of Michael Brown and the issue of police brutality.  Are American police more racist and murderous than ever?  Why aren’t murderous cops treated like the criminals that they are?  How can we go about reforming and demilitarizing American police departments?  Why is the issue of “Black on Black Crime” often used as a deflection whenever the issue of police brutality is brought up?  What would be the most effective way to ensure that justice is served in this case?  Why do so many Americans have such a hard time acknowledging racism and systematic oppression?

We’ll also be reviewing The Expendables 3!  Is it the best Expendables film yet?  Is it the worst?  Is it high-time for Stallone and company to hang it up?  Has the novelty factor of the franchises central concept finally worn off?  Is Mel Gibson still a viable action star?  Can he hack it as a villain?  Could his villainous turn in The Expendables 3 possibly lead to a career resurgence?  Is Wesley Snipes still a viable action star?  Have his skills atrophied while he was away?  Will there ever be an Expendables 4?

We’ll also be celebrating the life and career of Robin Williams.  Where does he rank among the greatest comedians of all time?  What can be considered his greatest screen performance?  Can he be seen as having pioneered his own unique brand of comedy?  How did he stack up as a dramatic actor?  Why are Americans so dismissive of those who suffer from chronic depression?  Why do so many Americans view suicide as being cowardly and selfish?  Is American society bereft of empathy?          

 

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