• 00:31

    New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death

    in News

    A New York grand jury Wednesday opted not to indict a white policeman in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protesters who blamed his death on racial profiling and police abuse.


    The decision, coming nine days after a Missouri grand jury declined to charge a white officer in the death of Michael Brown, drew swift reactions that reflected the passions that have increasingly surrounded such cases across the country.


    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials, anxious to avoid the violence that erupted in Ferguson after Officer Darren Wilson walked free, urged calm as activists called for demonstrators to converge at Times Square, Rockefeller Center and other landmarks.


    De Blasio, whose wife is black, invoked their teenage son, Dante, and said his heart went out to Garner’s family.


    “This is a subject that is never far from my family’s minds,” De Blasio said. “I’ve had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers he may face” and the special care he should take in his interactions with police.


    President Obama said the case “speaks to the larger issues that we’ve been talking about now for the last week, the last month, the last year and, sadly, for decades, and that is the concern on the part of too many minority communities that law enforcement is not working with them and dealing with them in a fair way.”


    “It’s time for us to make more progress than we’ve made,” Obama said. “I’m not interested in talk; I’m interested in action.”


    AND MUCH MORE ON THIS CASE SO TUNE IN...

  • 00:35

    Good Cop, Bad Daughter: Memoirs of an Unlikely Police Officer with Karen Lynch

    in Women

    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Karen Lynch. The original live interview was 11/07/14.


    A poignant and humorous story of a young woman's journey from chaotic childhood to San Francisco police officer.


    Karen Lynch was an unlikely person to become one of the first female cops in San Francisco. Raised by a counter-culture tribe in summer of love Haight-Ashbury, she was taught to despise "The Man." But when the San Francisco Police Department was forced by court order to hire women, she found herself compelled to prove to the world that women could cut it as cops, a betrayal that caused her police-loathing mother to brand her a Nazi. Good Cop, Bad Daughter is an often humorous, poignant adventure story of Karen's journey from pot-smoking Cal student, to Renaissance bar serving wench, to street cop. As she finds family and acceptance in a men's club that never wanted her as a member, she fears she will one day face her mother, not as a daughter but as an arresting officer.


    Karen Lynch is a native San Franciscan. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1981. She lives in Novato with her husband and their three children, including Kyra, who was the subject of an essay that won the 2012 Notes & Words national essay contest.
        
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  • 00:31

    Spotlighting Youngstown Own Rapper Nate IamRealistik Bowles

    in Radio

    Today I IamRealistik will be on my show to talk about his rapper career, how he started, and his upcoming shows here in Youngstown and surrounding areas. Tune in you don't want to miss out.

  • 00:31

    Spotlighting Youngstown's Own Dancer and Rapper Cris Carter

    in Radio

    Cris Carter is from Youngstown and is taking entertainment to the next level. Young man creating his dreams and now he has the opportunity to make them a reality. He will be going to Los Angeles, California to show his talent off to talent agency. Tune in to hear more about Cris and his next adventure.

  • 00:31

    Spotlighting TGB Entertainment and Youngstown Comedian Malcolm Floyd

    in Radio

    TGB Ent will be back in the studio to discuss an upcoming event they have at the Wedgewood Skate in Austintown. The tickets are going by fast and the line up of local performers are crazy. If you're looking to attend this event you need to tune in...you never know I may have tickets to give away. Youngstown Comedian Malcolm Floyd will be in the building to speak about his role with this event as well. Tune in for the fun.

  • 01:47

    Policing the police

    in Politics

    This is my first show, we will kick things off with a hot topic: Policing the police, what can be done about the issues facing the police and the communities that dont trust them. Is this perception or reality?

  • 01:53

    Officer Darren Wilson: NOT GUILY

    in Politics

    This is discussing the verdict of the Mike Brown verdict of the show. A lot of people want to weigh in on it and speak their mind. How do you feel about Officer Wilson not being found guilty? Police brutality seems to be on the rise. Please call in and share your opinion. Hosted by Whitney and co hosted by Oshay. This should definitely be a good show. 

  • 00:28

    Hollywood Police, Chief Frank Fernandez

    in Radio

    On Latino POLICE Radio, our guest; Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez 

  • 02:59

    Police Brutality

    in Entertainment

    .Cops After Death Of Gregory Towns Jr. While In Custody


     


    ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.


     


    The lawsuit, which was filed in Fulton County Superior Court, says East Point police officers used their stun guns as many as 13 times on Gregory Towns Jr. while he was handcuffed. The lawsuit claims former police sergeant Marcus Eberhart and former corporal Howard Weems used excessive force in the April 11 incident.


     


    "It's just heinous," attorney Chris Stewart told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday. "This isn't one of those cases where he punched an officer and they had to Taser him to calm him down."


     


    The lawsuit comes amid increased attention on police use of force in the wake of the fatal shooting in of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Following that shooting, local police in Ferguson donned riot gear and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby businesses.


     


    While many police officers use their authority appropriately, there are some who view any act of disobedience as a call for extreme action, Stewart said.


     


    "In our case, it wasn't about color, obviously, because the officers were black," Stewart said. "It was about power. He didn't walk when they said walk. He didn't stand when they said stand. And he didn't move fast enough when they said move."


     

  • 00:46

    POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP

    in Entertainment

    Why are more & more police officers becoming murderers hidden behind police uniforms? Why aren't these political leaders nationwide ignoring this SERIOUS problem? Why are the National Guards that consist of our family members and dear friends being used against us when we demand these senseless murders to cease? It seems like these police officers are mainly targeting "black men" although we know men of other races and nationalities [especially the Hispanic men] are being singled out & targeted. Zimmerman completely disobeied the instructions of the dispatch policer officer to NOT follow Trayvon, but he ignore the order causing an unnecessary comfortation with Trayvon. Zimmerman ASSUMED he would be able to over power Trayvon because he's much larger; however, when Trayvon was whooping Zimmerman's butt. Zimmerman shoot & kills Trayvon in cold blood. Our tax dollars are being wasted by putting Zimmerman in protective custody. We shouldn't be funding the protection of a malicious killer. If Zimmerman truly felt his life was in danger at the moment & time he and Trayvon were in a physical fight, then Zimmerman shouldn't have NEVER EVER followed Trayvon. Zimmerman's disobedience to the law put him in that situation NOT Trayvon.


    Michael Brown was INTENTIONALLY targeted because he is a young black man. Therefore, these bullies in police uniforms decided to confront him harassing him although he wasn't violating ANY laws at the time they approached him. Now, this young man is dead due to murderers in police uniforms.


    Eric Gardner has a lengthy criminal history according the news reports and many police officers purposely target "black men" particularly who have such record to try to justify their reasonings for harassing & killing them. 


     


     


     


     

  • 02:00

    Officer Frederick Collins Running For Chicago Mayor: Can A Cop Bring Fairness?

    in Women

    Chicago police officer Frederick Collins believe he has a duty to bring fairness to the city of Chicago. Today he explains why he chose to run for Mayor. A resident of Chicago's west side, he has served on the police force for 21 years. He has been a member of the Local School Council, is active in the NAACP, and says he believes in putting people above politics. Can a police officer address issues of crime, violence, poverty, education and economic development? What does it really take to run a city?

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