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  • 02:50

    Police brutality

    in Current Events

    The Justice Department releases statistics on this and related issues, although these datasets are only periodically updated: It found that in 2008, among people who had contact with police, “an estimated 1.4% had force used or threatened against them during their most recent contact, which was not statistically different from the percentages in 2002 (1.5%) and 2005 (1.6%).” In terms of the volume of citizen complaints, the Justice Department also found that there were 26,556 complaints lodged in 2002; this translates to “33 complaints per agency and 6.6 complaints per 100 full-time sworn officers.” However, “overall rates were higher among large municipal police departments, with 45 complaints per agency, and 9.5 complaints per 100 full-time sworn officers.” In 2011, about 62.9 million people had contact with the police


    [A]ccording to the CDC, in Oklahoma the rate at which black people are killed per capita by law enforcement is greater than anywhere else in the country. That statistic is taken from data collected for the years 1999-2011. During that same time period, Oklahoma’s rate for all people killed by law enforcement, including all races, is second only to New Mexico. However, Oklahoma, the District of Columbia, Nevada and Oregon are all tied for the rate at which people are killed. (The CDC treats the District of Columbia as a state when collecting and displaying statistics.) In Missouri, where Mike Brown lived and died, black people are killed by law enforcement twice as frequently as white people. Nationwide, the rate at which black people are killed by They note that among 36 different studies published since the 1980s, the rates of force asserted vary wildly, from a high of more than 30% to rates in the low single digits.


     

  • 00:13

    Police and the People

    in Pop Culture

    Tonight we will be talking about the police and the violence that surrounds them on a day to day basis.

  • 01:31

    Minneapolis Police Federation crushes BlackLivesMatter, NAACP Organizer

    in News

    The Minneapolis Public School Board held a meeting on Tuesday, June 9 to vote on removing police from Minneapolis Public Schools. On a vote of 7-1-1, (seven for keeping police in the schools), the Minnepaolis Police Federation crushed representatives from the Minneapolis NAACP, and #BlackLivesMatter. 


    There was several missteps my those who didn't want police in schools. Members of these group have cast a vail of hate and mistrust over all law enforcement. As a product of the Minneapolis Public Schools in the late 1970s, the school police are friends to all learners K-12. 


    Join the team of Ron and Don as we give the play-by-play of why this did not work as we are joined by special guests for this program. 

  • 02:00

    Thugs, police, and perceptions

    in Politics

    Todays show we will discuss the ongoing issues of peception. With the recent national media attention given to police and civil disobedience, we will discuss the impact that it is having based on the media coverage. We will also discuss the shootout in Texas with a local Penny's Politics contributtor on the ground in Texas, Gustavo Montenegro III. 

  • 00:34

    Do types of police uniforms and equipment really matter?

    in Current Events

    BTB Radio host Kevin Von Luft and guest Steve Wolf have a discussion about the types of police uniforms and if they really matter to the public, and is it a factor in moving forward with the relationship the police have with the community.  Is the militarization of the police really a factor or are the attitudes of the individual officers what shape the relationship?  Listen to two law enforcement veterans have a discussion about these important topics. 

  • 00:23

    PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY GOING?

    in Lifestyle

    I WAS AT A CHURCH MEETING MONDAY NIGHT AND WE DISCUSSED A REQUEST FROM AN ORGANIZATION FOR MONEY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF: WHERE DOES ALL THE TAX MONEY GO TO SUPPORT THEM?  I MEAN, REALLY, MY PROPERTY TAXES GO UP FOR SCHOOLS EVERY YEAR AND MORE AND MORE KIDS ARE BEING PULLED OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS EVERY YEAR, SO WHAT IS GOING ON?


    NOW LET MY MAKE THIS CLEAR.  I AM A PRODUCT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND I KNOW THAT A FREE SOCIETY NEEDS THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL KIDS GET AN EDUCATION, BUT WHY ARE THEY FAILING YET COSTING MORE AND MORE?  AND I KNOW THAT IT'S NOT THE TEACHERS. OH, SURE, THERE ARE A FEW BAD APPLIES IN ANY PROFESSION, BUT BY AND LARGE THEY WORK HARD, SPEND MONEY OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS TO HELP NEEDY STUDENTS, AND PICK UP MORE AND MORE EXTRA DUTIES WHILE THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF GROWS AND GROWS EACH YEAR.


    WE'LL DISCUSS THIS AT 9 TUESDAY NIGHT. I'LL GIVE YOU MY TWO CENTS WORTH AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL GET US ALL THINKING ABOUT WHAT IS SO DREADFULLY WRONG TODAY.  THIS WILL PROBABLY BE A GOOD LEAD IN TO THURSDAY NIGHT'S COMMON CORE DISCUSSION.   SEE YOU THEN.

  • 00:42

    MAKING SCHOOLS MORE THOUGHTFUL PLACES

    in Education

    MAKING SCHOOLS MORE THOUGHTFUL PLACES


    KnowledgeWorks presents Dr. Bena Kallick and Dr Art Costa , co-founders of the Institute for Habits of Mind International are our guests

  • 00:40

    REPORTER AND CHIEF STORY DIFFER FROM POLICE REPORT

    in News

    Modesto police investigating bar fight involving one of their own


    The Modesto Police Department is investigating a fight between one of its off-duty officers and a patron at the Speakeasy Lounge downtown on Aug. 3.


    By Kevin Valine - kvaline@modbee.com


    The Modesto Police Department is investigating a fight between one of its off-duty officers and a patron at the Speakeasy Lounge downtown.


    Police Chief Galen Carroll said officers were dispatched to the 12th Street bar just after 12 a.m. Aug. 3 to respond to a fight between two male patrons.

  • 01:59

    Police, Thugs, and perception Part II

    in Politics

    Today we continue the conversation about police and their duty to the public. We also talk about recent events involving a group of young blacks in a Texas community and the response from residents and police after a pool party. The republican field of candidates for president grows larger, and the Wisconsin Dems have a new Chair. We discuss this and more on today's show. 

  • 00:50

    Solutions for Police Officers in Danger and Managing being a SuperWoman

    in Self Help

    Gene Hirschel works with police officer and seeks to help them provide the benign public services and also face seriously dangerous situations and remain civil servants without endangering others nor themselves.  Hirschel states: "An officer may know, even be trained, to approach these situations with restraint. But when certain events trigger our primitive brain, calm restraint can be nearly or actually impossible to achieve normally. With Hirschel’s special techniques and keen insight to this primitive reaction, an officer can approach conflict in a way that is far safer for everyone. This technique can even lead to a high level of compliance with potential adversaries and gain valuable information leading to actually apprehending the guilty parties." “Not only is there a better chance that everyone will live through the confrontation, but it builds better community relations as well,” Hirschel said. 


     


    At 20 minutes in to the program, tune into Dr. Kulaga's tips for not being stressed while pursuing a super life.  What woman today doesn't feel over-worked, over-tired, stress-out and pushed to her limit? We all feel we aren't DOING ENOUGH, we don't have enough time and we are lost to ourselves, awash in commitments that never allow for our own moments of self-care, personal enjoyment and individual reward. As Dr. Jaime Kulaga puts it, we are on the Ferris Wheel that keeps us stuck going round and round.   Kulaga, a nationally known mental health expert, has distilled the step-by-step strategies to get there. The SuperWoman's Guide to Super Fulfillment is the essential quick-start guide to getting your life back on track.

  • 01:59

    Police Brutality

    in Blogs

    With the recent riots in Baltimore it would not be right not to discuss this issue of police brutality. For years black men have felt that the police have mistreated them and even killed them based on the color of their skin. With the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddy Gray and countless others, has brought outrage amoung many Americans. They fell that the system designed to protect them is acutally out to kill them. This Thursday at 8:00 PM live on As Real As It Gets Radio Show join my co-hosts Amber (AJ) Jones, Kristin (K'Mecca) Zuller and I as we discuss this topic.


    Also we will discuss the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. Who will win and why. Join us Thursday at 8:00 PM live on blogtalkradio.com/araig

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