We speak with a lawyer who helped to represent the six Guantánamo prisoners who the U.S. government released to Uruguay, including Jihad Abu Wa’el Dhiab. CUNY law professor Ramzi Kassem has been to Guantánamo about 50 times. He discusses his client Dhiab’s case, what he is asking for and what the situation is overall at Guantánamo. "They’ve been in Urug […]
Tonight, 100 million people are expected to watch the first presidential debate, where the topics will likely include foreign policy and terrorism. Eight years after President Obama vowed to close Guantánamo during his first year in office, it remains open. Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for the prison's expansion. […]
Marc Lamont Hill, journalist, distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College, responds to calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to expand the controversial police tactic of stop-and-frisk in order to reduce crime. "We keep adding more hay to the stack ... more people to stop-and-frisk to find nothing," Hi […]
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have yielded to days of protests and released two videos of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. One video is from a police dashboard camera, the other from an officer’s body camera. Police say they also have more video that they have not released. The Scott family is asking the police to release all of the videos. Th […]
On Friday, NBC released a gut-wrenching cellphone video by Rakeyia Scott witnessing her husband, Keith Lamont Scott, being shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. "She was trying to do what police somehow couldn't do, which was de-escalate the situation. ... It's really a remarkable act of courage and clearheadedness by his wife, […]
Charlotte, NC: Police Release Videos of Keith Lamont Scott Killing, Police Arrest Charlotte Man in Protester Justin Carr's Death, Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day, Tulsa: Hundreds Pack Funeral of Terence Crutcher, Man Shot by Police, National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens, Clinton and Trump Debate Could Be […]
We get reaction to this week's Senate Banking Committee hearing where Senator Elizabeth Warren grilled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf over a growing scandal at the major Wall Street bank involving thousands of employees who took private customer information to create 2 million fake accounts in order to meet sales targets. The scandal dates back to at least […]
The police killings of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have drawn attention to policies backed by Republicans that have perpetuated racism and voter suppression, says our guest Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and Moral Mondays leader.
For a third night in a row, protesters chanted "release the video!" as they took to the streets and called for police to release video of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. His grieving family has been shown the dashboard and body camera videos of his fatal shooting, but Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney says he had no plans to release the video […]
Tulsa: Officer Who Killed Terence Crutcher Charged with Manslaughter, Charlotte: Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott's Killing, Politico: Trump Paid $8.2M of Campaign Money to His Own Businesses, Trump Ohio Campaign Chair Resigns After Racist Comments, 75 Former Diplomats: Trump "Entirely Unqualified" to Be President, Leaked […]
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