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Florida signs anti-riot legislation into law, amid nationwide push to crack down on protest; Plus: The 420 Holiday; and waiting on the verdict for the murder of George Floyd

0:08 – Florida passes anti-riot legislation into law

Ana Ceballos (@anaceballos_) is a politics and policy reporter with the Miami Herald.

0:20 – Nationwide, there’s an unprecedented push to pass anti-protest legislation

Elly Page (@epagination) is a senior legal advisor with the International Center for Non-Profit Law which runs a US Protest Law Tracker that has been following initiatives at the state and federal level since November 2016 that restrict the right to peaceful assembly.

0:34 – It’s 4/20: 50 years of the holiday / cannabis community now

Sara Payan (@SaraMPayan) is the Public Education Officer at the Apothecarium, a dispensary in San Francisco; she’s also a member of the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee and host of the podcast “Planted with Sara Payan.

0:52 – KPFA News: The trial of Derek Chauvin is now in the hands of the jury. Lawyers gave their closing arguments Monday in the trial of the former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. Chauvin faces charges of murder and misdemeanor for allegedly killing Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes. The nearly 3 weeks of testimony included 39 prosecution witnesses, and 7 witnesses for the defense. Christopher Martinez reports.

1:08 – New documentary investigation: American Insurrection

A.C. Thompson is a staff reporter with ProPublica and a correspondent with FRONTLINE. His latest investigation is titled “American Insurrection” In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, FRONTLINE, ProPublica and Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program team up to examine how far-right extremist groups have evolved in the wake of the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally — and the threat they pose today.

1:34 – I. Can’t. Breathe: the murder trial of Derek Chauvin

Mary Moriarty (@MaryMoriarty) has been a public defender for over 30 years, most recently for Hennepin County, Minnesota. She’s also a contributor to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.

Jaylani Hussein is executive director of CAIR Minnesota.

 

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