Jun 20, 2020 • 1HR 15M

The Myth of the Warrior Cop

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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Ralph welcomes back Glen Ford from Black Agenda Report to discuss the ongoing protests over police brutality and the myth of the “warrior cop.” Then Lisa Gilbert, executive vice-president of Public Citizen, tells us what they are fighting to get into the next stimulus package. Plus, Ralph updates us on the Boeing Max 8 issue.

Glen Ford has had a long and wide-ranging career as a broadcast journalist. He has served as Capitol Hill, State Department, White House correspondent, and Washington Bureau Chief for the Mutual Black Network. He produced and hosted “America’s Black Forum,” the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television. Mr. Ford also co-founded BlackCommentator.com, a weekly online political journal. And now, Mr. Ford hosts and produces the radio magazine, Black Agenda Report.

“The inviolability of the warrior hero cop, that has been shattered. And that’s been a beautiful thing to see. There is no profession in the United States that has been glorified by the vast genius and mischief of media than the cop. The cop dominates popular television and movies. And to bring that hero down from his pedestal is a lot harder than pulling a statue of Columbus down from his.”

Glen Ford, host of Black Agenda Report

Lisa Gilbert is the executive vice president of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group. She is a strong advocate of government transparency, civil justice, and consumer protection. She founded the Nobody is Above the Law coalition, designed to push back on the Trump administration’s rule of law abuses. Ms. Gilbert has been named one of D.C.’s top lobbyists by The Hill.

“As scandals continue to come out. As Mnuchin tells us they’re not going to disclose the recipients of the PPP loans. As the Inspectors General are complaining about transparency. The understanding that the CARES Act was inadequate, in this regard, is growing.”

Lisa Gilbert, executive vice president of Public Citizen

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