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The Systems That Protect the Police

The Systems That Protect the Police

Update: 2020-06-0268
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The Minneapolis police officer whose tactics led to George Floyd’s death had a long record of complaints against him. So why was he still on patrol? Guest: Shaila Dewan, a national reporter covering criminal justice for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

Background reading: 

  • Efforts to hold problem officers accountable often face resistance from unions, and juries are reluctant to second-guess police decisions.
  • Violence escalated overnight in protests across the country, with police officers under fire in St. Louis and Las Vegas. Here are the latest updates.
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George Tibor

A fast forward button would also be very useful

Jun 9th
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George Tibor

Who has time to listen to all this? Just say it - There are 5 impediments to police reform: 1. self policing by "internal affairs" 2. civil service protection 3. ignored or no civilian review boards 4. police unions 5. "Reasonable Fear" limiting criminal liability. The real reason is the last one as Reasonable Fear by police officers, the public and elected officials prevent change due to their own fear for their personal safety and their fear of chaos. Tiborg

Jun 9th
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Haley Kadlec

why are people so fixated on her voice? there's nothing wrong with this audio and then reporting is great.

Jun 2nd
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Thais Tessler

Agree, painful to hear, hard to paid attention. Please, go to speech therapy!

Jun 2nd
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Bob the Conqueror of Mornings

Vocal fry.... painful audio. Great subject, awful to listen to

Jun 2nd
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Peter Haines

can't wait to hear about how this is trump's fault.

Jun 2nd
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