Most of us couldn’t name the sheriffs of major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC, and yet you’ve likely heard of Joe Arpaio. He served as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona from 1993 to 2017 and was known for his controversial immigration crackdowns. Today on the show, journalists Terry Greene Sterling and […]
Today, we hone in on two sites of police violence: at home and in the streets. First, we discuss the unseen epidemic of domestic violence among police officers and military personnel with Stacy Bannerman, including the uptick in domestic violence across households in the U.S. during the pandemic, the higher rates of partner abuse in […]
As calls to defund the police reverberate across America, today Thursday host Allen Ruff takes a look at the renewed controversy around police unions with labor and racial justice activist Bill Fletcher Jr. They talk about the nature of policing in a capitalist society, police accountability, the role of law enforcement in a democracy, and […]
James Morgan, Peer Support Specialist at Madison Urban Ministries and member of Ex-PO interviews Latoya Greer about her experiences as a Black woman in the current system of law enforcement, incarceration, and the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions on the incarcerated individuals in the state.
Earlier this month, the story broke that border patrol agents were participating in a secret Facebook group where they joked about the death of migrants, made racist comments about members of Congress, and posted vulgar and offensive images. But it turns out that this was only the tip of the iceberg. A team of reporters […]
For today’s pledge drive edition, Allen is joined by Flint Taylor to discuss the history of police violence in Chicago and his new book, The Torture Machine. Flint Taylor is a founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, a longtime National Lawyers Guild member, and a founding editor of the Police Misconduct and Civil […]