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S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

Update: 2018-09-27274
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The smell of raw marijuana + acting nervous + hands in pockets = ?
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ncooty

Loomis was right about one thing: the cops always learn a lesson--the same lesson--that there's no police accountability.

Sep 12th
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ncooty

Sadly ironically, the concept and application of "probable cause" is typically based on a basic misunderstanding of probability. Cops, prosecutors, judges, and many dim-witted legislators typically rely on a colloquial, unexamined version of the following flawed, innumerate reasoning: 1. "Given that someone did criminal act Y, there is a high probability they preceded it with behavior X." (E.g., fleeing arrest preceded by "furtive movements".) 2. Therefore, X is probable cause re: expectation of Y. (E.g., "furtive movements" mean the suspect is likely about to flee arrest.) No. P(X|Y) does not imply P(Y|X). The consequences of not understanding such a simple concept can be dire. This is one of the *many* severe costs of poor education in the U.S.

Sep 12th
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ncooty

Apologists for excessive police force love to convict people of police officers' paranoid suspicions. For them, "I was scared he might do X" = "It's justifiable for me to act as if he was going to do X." In that case, civil liberties are imaginary. That is as dangerous and stupid a level of blind deference as one can concoct.

Sep 12th
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Dylan

listening to this in 2020 is... surreal

Aug 15th
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Seth Garrett Runsick

I wish Sarah would go through the same little program/exercise that some reporters and activist have went through that had to decide in the heat of the moment if a gun was real or if someone was armed and a threat. alot of people would change their thoughts on tamir being an unjustified shooting. not saying it was right but it would shift the perspective of someone that has no idea of what it's like to be there. https://youtu.be/yfi3Ndh3n-g

Feb 29th
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Jacob Greenfield

Ok is nobody going to talk about the fact that the state’s attorney tried to get Sarah out of the room in a hearing where they created fake evidence? If Sarah wasn’t there, there would be no record of the hearing (maybe a transcript, Idk).

Jan 4th
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mia blu

being from a poor community of imagrants in the eastern us, I feel this program does a great job exposing how the "other half lives." I just simply cannot understand how middle n upper America has zero cents or frame of reference for the reality of the rest of us.

Dec 7th
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jason cole

this whole system is broken.

Nov 1st
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jason cole

how can this piece of shit Steve Lumas smear the name of Tamir Rice. smug trash

Nov 1st
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Julianne Derosa-Klug

The system seems so stacked against the defendant, and it's so upsetting. I'm not delusional nothing is 100% fair, but this is so hard to hear.

Oct 22nd
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Derek Tucker

I can't stand this season. It's all race-baiting. There are a lot of really critical things that the show approaches and its tainted by racializing everything.

Aug 14th
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Lauren Hillin

Omg... Omg.. Im yelling at my phone after hearing thst guy. Im a white girl who couldnt be more with Tamir Rice. Can he hear himself..

Aug 8th
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ABR

Wow, Loomis looks and sounds like a caricature of a bad cop. He's so cartoonishly evil, it's almost funny. Almost.

Jun 2nd
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Edie Thomas

I have not been into serial for season one or two, but I am LOVING season three!!! Thank you for a great podcast so far!

May 23rd
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Melody Colin

I've enjoyed this podcast until now. Mrs. Rice was too much for my ears!!

May 17th
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Keith Tam

This feels like season one again. Serial is Back!

Apr 2nd
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Natalie T

This season 3 podcast is so good!

Mar 30th
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Alex Grodkiewicz

Everyone complaining about how this is "Biased" is just revealing how out of touch they are with reality

Mar 1st
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Kattabek Ibraimov

I thought this was a good podcast but you have lost yet another person. Goodluck.

Feb 27th
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Rebekah Kohl

Lousy "journalism." Aramis is named and personalized from our first encounter; "the police" isn't given a name till nearly the last sentence. We are led to infer that this cop represents them all.

Jan 31st
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S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

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