5/29 Unrest in Minneapolis w/ Howard Bryant & Alex Pareene

May 29, 2020

Sam hosts Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), ESPN writer and author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, and the New Republic’s Alex Pareene (@pareene) to discuss the week’s top stories and the on-going protests and unrest in Minneapolis.

On today’s show: Hennepin County DA says there’s evidence that prevents DA from charging cops.

Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), ESPN writer and author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, joins Sam to discuss the protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere, police violence, and the unequal protection provided by police to black and white citizens.

Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic joins Sam to discuss the punitive policies that led to widespread police violence. Negative shout out to Amy Klobuchar, who declined to prosecute the cop who killed George Floyd for previous offenses. CNN reporter and crew arrested in Minneapolis. Footage from Autozone in Minneapolis arouses suspicion that the man who set the fire was an agent provocateur. Tucker strawmans protest: if racism is a national emergency, what’s not acceptable? Says racism in policing is not real because cops kill more white people.

On the fun half: Sean Hannity says actions in Minneapolis are disrespectful to George Floyd’s family, says protests fuel more hate. Rush Limbaugh says Trump’s conspiracy theories are “clever…people don’t get the subtlety of Trump.” Trump says vote by mail is ripe for fraud, kids running around raiding mailboxes, harvesting ballots. A DSA member reports on the nurses’ rally in Tampa, FL; call HCA Healthcare at 615 344 9551 to demand PPE for nurses. Plus, your calls!

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