Law & Disorder – July 22, 2024

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder exposes the cracks in our system, agitates for resistance and collectively builds a new world where all of us thrive. Hosted by Cat Brooks. Produced by Jesse Strauss.

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SF Police Union Fails to Defend Pretextual Traffic Stops; Racialized Police Use of Tasers in 911 Mental Health Calls; Plus State Terror Roundup

We start today’s show with our recurring segment, State Terror Roundup. Then, we go to San Francisco to where police are now forced to minimize pretextual traffic stops despite the police union’s now-failed attempt to maintain them. This is after the San Francisco Police Commission in February committed the department to minimize police ability to … Continued


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Kenyan Troops Arrive in Haiti Amid Rampant Political Unrest; ADA Not Protecting Oakland Homeless Residents Says Federal Judge; Daily Cal Journalists Resign Over Palestine Coverage

As Kenyan troops landed in Haiti with U.S. and multinational backing on June 25, protests exploded in Nairobi as young people rose up against an unpopular national finance bill that would impose further taxes on the Kenyan population in order to pay down the country’s extraordinary foreign debt obligations. It is estimated that in the … Continued


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ProPublica Unearths Shadowy Mega-Rich Christian Supremacist Organization; Oakland Police Misrepresent Their Own Data; Berkeley’s Police Accountability Board Limited by the City

A new investigation by ProPublica has uncovered a shadowy non-profit organization that problematically, and probably illegally, is pushing a hyper conservative right wing agenda in this country that very specifically aims to center the church in all parts of society. The group describes its membership as a “private, confidential, invitation-only community of high-net-worth Christian families” … Continued


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Palestine Post: West Bank International Solidarity Movement Activists Return to Bay Area; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Deuce Eclipse

On today’s show we get a report from four Bay Area activists who just returned from the West Bank doing protective presence work with the International Solidarity Movement, an attempt to deter Israel’s continued colonial land grabs in the area, where the zionist state has taken more Palestinian land in the past 9 months than … Continued


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The Price of One Vallejo Police Officer’s Baton; Undercover ICE Operation Entrapped Students at Fake University

Over the past two months, the city of Vallejo has paid out $672,000 in settlements to victims of excessive force lawsuits filed against Vallejo police Officer Robert DeMarco. According to the Vallejo Sun, the lawsuits stem from two incidents in 2017 and 2018 where Officer DeMarco struck two men with his baton while they were … Continued


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Rekindling Indigenous Fire Practices in California; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Ella Rae Feingold

California’s wildfire suppression planning leaves a lot to be desired. On today’s show, we’ll learn how our neighboring native communities are rejecting the state’s militaristic approaches of fighting fire, by stewarding a relationship with it. Our guests today – Deniss J Martinez and Tony Marks-Block – are researchers and two of the co-authors of a … Continued


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Prisoner Drops Dead from Heatstroke at California Women’s Prison; Bay Area Activists Return from Protective Work in the West Bank

Today, we discuss the case of a woman who dropped dead at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, apparently due to heatstroke. Last year, the Sacramento Bee reported that the prison’s cooling systems had failed during a heat wave. According to prisoners, temperatures inside the facility had topped 80 degrees. Our guest Elizabeth … Continued


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Colonial legacies of homophobia and racism w/ Robert Jones Jr AKA Son of Baldwin; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Mia Pixley

We spend the hour with Robert Jones Jr, who recently retired his well-known social media handle Son of Baldwin. He discusses his debut novel, The Prophets, which is about two men who are in love, enslaved on the same Mississippi plantation. We talk about how the relationship between colonialism, Western imperialism, and christian hegemony built up … Continued