Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - After 9/11, the Department of Justice authorized police to go after potential criminals with new powers.  This change gave police departments the authority to seize money and property from suspects without even charging them with a crime.  The practice is called “civil forfeiture,” and police around the nation have seized billions of dollars, which the departments then spent on guns, cars, coffeemakers, and even a clown.  What started out as a way to improve security has transformed into modern-day pillaging that compromises civil rights.  The Washington Post investigation unit published the in-depth series “Stop and Seizure.”   Reporter Robert O’Harrow joins us today to talk about this modern-day pillaging.

4:35pm ET - Did you get distracted by all the political talk?  This website?  Perhaps your Twitter account?  Rather than scold you for it, we want to delve into new ideas about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  More than one in ten young people are diagnosed with ADHD and many are treated with medication to stifle those impulses.  But, perhaps all that excitability that should be acknowledged and channeled creatively.  Psychiatrist Richard Friedman researches ADHD and recently wrote an op-ed about "A Natural Fix for ADHD" in the New York Times.  In case you got too distracted to read the whole article, we have Dr. Friedman on the phone today to discuss these new thoughts on ADHD.

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