Episode

12/4 Dani McClain: The Assault on Young Black Life

December 4, 2014

The Nation Institutes, Dani McClain reacts to the shocking decision of the New York City Grand Jury decision not to indict the killer of Eric Garner. Why the most important variable is what comes next for the movement against police violence against black youth. Is there an opportunity for a revolutionary moment now? W.E.B. Dubois and understanding police abuse of African Americans. White awareness and blindness. Why white people need to get real and work on addressing the police killing crisis. What policy goals should be pursued and why now is not the time for pessimism.

Also, Ta Nehisi Coates explains the big picture of race, brutality and white supremacy on All In with Chris Hayes.

On The Fun Half: Congressman Peter King blames Eric Garner’s death on his “obesity”. Officer Daniel Pantaleo waves to a smartphone camera after he killed Eric Garner. Conservatives make insane excuses for the killing of Eric Garner. Forty percent of inmates in New York Cities jails are clinically mentally ill. Also New York bans Stop and Frisk and crime keeps going down. Also the Cleveland Police Officer who murdered Tamir Rice had a history of questionable mental health and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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