Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

According to a new report released on Monday by Philip Stinson, an associate professor of criminology at Ohio's Bowling Green State University, who sifted through court records and media reports as part of research for the Justice Department on police crimes and arrests; a dozen officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter this year resulting from shootings, which is up from an average of about five a year from 2005 to 2014. However, despite this promising new development, the report also points out that just because a few more cops are being prosecuted this year doesn't mean they'll actually be convicted.  Joining me today to talk all about the report, the progress made when it comes to holding officers accountable, and the work that still needs to be done is Nick Wing, Senior Editor at The Huffington Post

Last month, when Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin announced that he was giving up his quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination the Nation released a collective sigh of relief, but despite his disappearance form the National stage he is still a threat.  On Friday, he signed into law a measure that limits a longstanding tool against political corruption in Wisconsin known as “The John Doe law”.  The law which has existed for many years has been recently used in investigations of Gov. Walker and his close associates and allies gives prosecutors the power to obtain search warrants and order people to testify and turn over documents in investigations that typically take place in secret.  Joining me today to discuss Wisconsin’s John Doe Law and the Governors attack on it is John Nichols, the Washington Correspondent for The Nation Magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

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