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Race Discrimination on the Prince George’s Police Force – Thinking Freely Podcast

ACLU of Maryland

For this Black History Month, podcast hosts sat down with an African American officer, Lieutenant Sonya Zollicoffer, second vice president of the United Black Police Officers Association, and with a Latino officer Retired Captain Joe Perez, president of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association. They talk about why they and over 10 other Officers of Color decided to file a lawsuit against Prince George’s County Police Department challenging the department’s pattern and practice of unconstitutional conduct.

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Porch Pirate Panic and the Paranoid Racism of Snitch Apps

Citations Needed Podcast

Everywhere we turn, local media — TV, digital, radio — is constantly telling us about the scourge of crime lurking around every corner. This, of course, is not new. It’s been the basis of the local news business model since the 1970s. But what is new is the rise of surveillance and snitch apps like Amazon’s Ring doorbell systems and geo-local social media like Nextdoor. They are funded by real estate and other gentrifying interests working hand in glove with police to provide a grossly distorted, inflated and hyped-up vision of crime.

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The Daily: The End of Privacy as We Know It?

The Daily – New York Times

A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government: over three billion, it says. Is this technology a breakthrough for law enforcement — or the end of privacy as we know it? Federal and state law enforcement officers are using one company’s app to make arrests in 49 states. So what is Clearview AI, and what influence does it hold?Clearview’s app is being used by police to identify victims of child sexual abuse. Some question both the ethics and the accuracy of the results.

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The Secret List of Convicted Cops

Reveal

When police officers misbehave, why does it often remain a secret? This Reveal podcast episode follows reporter Robert Lewis as he tries to report on a secret list of police officers with criminal convictions. Next, Nikka Singh of “Snap Judgment” tells the story of one officer who has been able to stay employed at a series of police departments, despite repeated allegations of serious misconduct. Finally, host Al Letson sits down with Patrick Yoes, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), to find out how the largest association of police officers in the United States looks at transparency, accountability and standards for misconduct.

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What Cops Aren’t Learning

Reveal

Some police departments are embracing tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. It’s a technique called de-escalation. But this training isn’t required in most states. Reveal teams up with APM Reports and finds that most police spend a lot more time training to shoot their guns than learning how to avoid firing them.

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Mariame Kaba on Moving Past Punishment

For the Wild

If we want a just and humane world, we must create one in which apparatuses of oppression are no longer considered reasonable. This week on For The Wild, we are joined by Mariame Kaba for an expansive conversation on Transformative Justice, community accountability, criminalization of survivors, and freedom on the horizon. Mariame addresses punishment as an issue of directionality while reminding us why it is vital to have the prison abolition movement in conversation with the movement for climate and environmental justice. When we engage with these issues and shape our actions out of a commitment to removing violence at its core, we are working to transform our world beyond recognition into something teeming with possibility, beauty, and life.

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I Don’t Want to Shoot You, Brother – The FRONTLINE Dispatch

FRONTLINE PBS

In this episode, The FRONTLINE Dispatch teams up with ProPublica to investigate a fatal police shooting in Weirton, West Virginia and the ramifications of its shocking aftermath.

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The Apocalypse We Live In : State Violence and Repression

How to Survive the End of the World

Join us for a difficult conversation about how we sustain movements under state violence and repression.

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The Apocalypse We Need: #metoo and Transformative Justice Part 1

How to Survive the End of the World

This episode is the first in a series of conversations about #metoo and the apocalypse of patriarchy and rape culture. In this first conversation, Adrienne and Autumn share about the personal impact of the #metoo movement on our lives and the questions it is spurring in us. Content warning that this episode includes discussion of sexual violence.

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