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Are acts of police misconduct in the United States increasing? Are rogue police officers being held accountable for their acts of misconduct? Who pays the price when criminal cops are not purged from the police department? Has any police officer involved in a questionable or controversial shooting death been successfully prosecuted by State Government?
On Thursday January 31, 2013 at 6:00 PM eastern time, we will provide information that will answer these questions. This will be an insightful segment of the Justice For All Show.
Nearly two years ago several Greensboro North Carolina Police Officers were terminated after they complained of discrimination. These officers were not fired for committing a criminal offense, but they were fired for administrative charges. Did these officers really commit an offense that warranted termination, or was this an effort by Greensboro Police Officials to silence strong honest officers, and deter others who would be inclined to report misconduct?
On Thursday August 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM eastern time, one of our guests will be former Greensboro Police Officer Robert Reyes. Join us for this extended segment. We will present a number of startling incidents involving personnel of the Greensboro North Carolina Police Department.
According to published reports the U.S. Justice Department announced a federal monitor will watch over the Newark Police Department. The announcement followed the culmination of a three year review of the police department.
The review found several serious problems that were reasonably believed to be a pattern and practice of the department. Among the problems uncovered were violations of citizens Constitutional Rights, thefts by police officers, and excessive force.
Why did so many negative and unlawful department wide practices go undetected and unreported for such a lengthy period of time? Who has been held accountable for the wide spread misconduct? Will effective changes be made to make certain these problems are not repeated?
Please join us on Thursday July 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the first part of this analysis and discussion. We will take a very close look at this problem and explain why the proper steps to arrest police misconduct have not been initiated to date.
Are you fed up with police brutality, abuse of power, cover ups and the general mistreatment of the public by those who are supposed to "Protect & Serve"?
In light of recent events, this week on Playing Devil's Advocate™ hosted by Ms. KiKi, the crew will discuss the despicable acts perpetrated by the police that have become all to common place. We will explore, why these things keep happening how we can prevent them and what to do when they happen to you or your loved ones!
Also, be prepared to discuss how we can become more involved by developing and implementing actual solutions that will eradicate this issue. As always your input is needed and appreciated, so please join us for "Police: Peace Officers or Menace To Society?"
And if that's not enough we have our Producer Cousin Chan's "Drink of the Week", and our weekly “Ask PDA” advice letter!! If you want to give your two cents....contact us on Facebook, Twitter, via email, or in our interactive chat room or LIVE on-air Wed night!
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Playing Devil’s Advocate™
Uncensored, Unscripted, UNAPOLOGETIC!!!
Numerous incidents of Newark Police misconduct and excessive force have prompted citizen groups and activists to convene a citizens' forum to demand that Newark’s Police Director explain why there are so many egregious incidents of excessive force, and why has he not been able to curtail these acts of misconduct. The citizens forum will be held at the Tucker Community Center, 23 - 45 Elizabeth Avenue Newark New Jersey on Tuesday April 13, 2010, at 6:00 PM. Clark and Selby will discuss some of the incidents that were a catalyst for this event, and what will be the expected response by the Newark Police Department.
With everything going on in the country today we thought that it would be a good idea to have an episode on Police and the community. The police are supposed to be there to make you feel safe, comfortable and protected. However, some members of our communities are scared, in danger and feel unprotected. Some people see the police as the good guys, some view them as the bad guys. We are going to have a great discussion on this today. We will touch on what makes people feel the way they do about the police and how we can improve relationships between community memebers and the police officers who serve them.
We'll talk a little bit about Michael Brown and the others that have been in police involved brutality, shootings or confrontations.
Of course the police will always have people that dislike them (the criminals) because they hinder their plans of breaking the law. However, the police shouldn't have a stigma of not being fair to certain people or have the community scared when they cross paths with an officer.
Host: VJ Smith Co-Host: Catrice Champion
Producer: Erica Brady
New Baby Dolls, dolls in general
Greg Oden and Stephen A. Smith
Leaving babies in car - is it an honest mistake?
College football athletes
Ebola, over 900 left back in Africa untreated, a few here in the states treated with something
Talking about the recent cases of police brutality, the killing of two Black men, Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, and Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Reading from my collection of poetry about police misconduct, "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats."
"Sometimes Blue Kights Wear Black Hats:" is a collection of poetry about law enforcement excesses. Most of the poems were inspired by actual cases from around the country. The author did not set out to compile a collection of these poems, but more and more, nearly every day, another case of law enforcement's excessive use of force was reported in the Media. The author also did not set out to demonize law enforcement, but focused on those cases where things went terribly wrong, for a number or reasons.
in Self Help
Who are the Dallas 6?
At SCI Dallas (PA), after a series of abuses at the hands of corrections officials, some prisoners housed in the solitary confinement unit decided they had enough and decided to stage a protest in response to the inhumane conditions and mistreatment of prisoners. They decided it was time to do something about the inhumane conditions, immediately, before another prisoner dies or is brutally harmed. Each prisoner involved in the protest is now collectively referred to as the Dallas 6. They are Andre Jacobs, Anthony Locke, Anthony Kelly, Carrington Keys, Duane Peters and Derrick Stanley.
On April 28th 2010, prisoner Isaac Sanchez was subjected to a planned attack by the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) staff, forcibly removed from his cell and brutally beaten by officers in riot gear. Sanchez was subject to this attack as a result of speaking out against the abuse at Dallas prison on behalf of his fellow comrades. After being told they were next, Dallas 6 barricaded themselves in for protection and covered their cell windows. They asked for outside intervention but instead were beaten, electroshocked and peppersprayed. They filed complaints against the DOC and 3 months later, in retaliation, they were charged with riot.
As revealed in the Human Rights report, there has long been a policy within the prison walls of Dallas and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to operate a corrupt administration under an iron wall of silence. The DOC, State Police, DA's office work in conjunction to railroad these men. On January 21, 2014 these men are facing trial for these bogus charges. There is a campaign underway to dismiss the charges and I am reaching out for awareness and support.
Well folks, because of the gravity of events evidenced from the past few days, it appears that we may have to conduct another mashup broadcast, courtesy of Afronerd Radio. So let's make this simple and plain. Check out and listen to your "podcast enterprise crew" (Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B.), this Saturday at 6pm as they discuss the following pop/pulp/political issues: we finally tackle the Esquire blog piece entitled, "Are Black Superheroes Good for Black People?"; can you believe that the vintage walkman used by Star-Lord in Guardians of The Galaxy is going for BIG bucks on Ebay? And could this be an indicator that Guardians is destined for Star Wars-esque status cinematically?; weighing in on the Michael Brown/Ferguson, Missouri police shooting as more information gets released; basketballer player, Gilbert Arenas twitter rants against Rev. Al; Dburt has absolutely no summer time TV programming complaints (except having enough time to watch what is available) ; Is there any iota of truth about Disney looking to buy the WB?; MSNBC journalist, T.J. Holmes gets critiqued in The Root for suggesting that Black men/boys comply when encountering police; Comic Book Resources highlights the enduring relevance of Marvel's Luke Cage in the wake of real life Black male trials and tribulations; discussing the rift between Prince Namor and the Black Panther and can there be away for a Panther book to sustain readership if a new series is considered?; highlighting Black nerd/comic blogs of interest (i.e. Blacknerdgirl.com; Blackfolksmakingcomics; Africomics, etc) and lastly, speaking of nerds, Dburt "rewinds the tape" showing how the "nerd" pejorative is still alive among folks of color. Call live at 646-915-9620!