Law & Disorder – March 25, 2024

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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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LA County’s Abuse of People on Mental Health Conservatorships; The Failure of Police Training; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Reginald Edmund

A recent report by Disability Rights California reveals widespread neglect and abuse of people in Los Angeles County held under mental health conservatorship. In LA County last year, over 800 people were held in jail or locked in psychiatric units longer than they needed to be. According to Michelle Kotval, senior staff attorney at Disability … Continued


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Affordable Housing Profiteering; SCOTUS Unanimously Moves No-Fly List Case Forward; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Reginald Edmund

We have a dramatic lack of affordable housing options, but for decades, federal policymakers have stripped away public resources. One problematic result is a privatized, market-driven orientation to affordable housing through what are called Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties. A new report says that policymakers must act to rein in corporate profiteers by increasing accountability … Continued


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War on Gaza to Cause Radicalization – FBI; OMCA Unionizes; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Reginald Edmund

We start today’s show with an update on the Jacob Harris police killing case in Phoenix, Arizona, with investigative reporter with The Appeal, Meg O’Connor. Then, workers at the Oakland Museum of California have organized to unionize, and as of the second week of March were voluntarily recognized by management there. We’ll talk with one … Continued


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Palestine Post w/ Rehab Nazzal & Khury Peterson-Smith; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Reginald Edmund

As we do each Monday, today’s show focuses on the latest from Palestine. We’re joined by Khury Petersen-Smith, Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, along with Rehab Nazzal, a Palestinian artist and author who lives as a refugee in Toronto and currently in Bethlehem, Palestine. Her latest book is called Driving … Continued


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LA Police Gangs; Recall Effort Against Alameda Co DA; Plus Resistance in Residence Artist AeJay Mitchell

We start today’s show with our regular segment, the State Terror Roundup. Then, LA officer admits to receiving a tattoo as part of a police gang. We’re joined by Cerise Castle, a Los Angeles based journalist and equity reporter for Capitol and Main. She wrote the first history of deputy gangs in the Los Angeles County … Continued


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The FBI’s Double Agent and Role in the Plot to Kidnap MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; SF Election Results; Plus, Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist AeJay Mitchell

On today’s show, we discuss the extent to which FBI informants and agents were central in instigating the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Trevor Aaronson is a journalist and the author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. He is also a contributing writer for The Intercept and the … Continued


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Law & Disorder’s Palestine Post; Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist AeJay Mitchell

Is the U.S. culpable of the war crimes being committed by Israel against the Palestinian people? Khury Petersen-Smith, Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies says, “If the U.S. actually said, ‘We’re going to stop the flow of weapons to Israel,’ that is the one thing that I think could lead … Continued