POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Racism or Militarization: What’s at the Root of Police Killings” / RT America / Simone Del Rosario, and Jeremy Kuzmarov ☮

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina are calling for the mayor, police chief and lawmakers to resign in the wake of the officer-involved killing of Keith Scott a week ago. These calls have echoed through communities turned upside down by police killings of black men. While many consider these killings to be rooted in racism, Jeremy Kuzmarov, professor of American history at the University of Tulsa, tells RT America’s Simone Del Rosario the role of militarization should not be downplayed.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “How Did Our Police System Become So Dangerously Racist?”/ The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann, Mike Papantonio ☮

Why are black people getting shot at an alarming rate by police officers in the United States, and why is this a uniquely American problem?  America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, answers this question with Thom Hartmann on RT’s The Big Picture.

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Can We Trust the Police?” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Angela Morabito, Red Alert Politics & Danielle Blevins, Freelance Reporter & Matt Keelen, The Keelen Group all join Thom. Police in North Carolina say that Keith Lamont Scott was carrying a gun when they shot and killed him. But why – after everything we’ve seen in the past few years – should we believe a word they’re saying?

POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “ROF Exclusive: Abby Martin Discusses Her Arrest at the DNC” / The Ring of Fire / Farron Cousins ☮

The official line from the police is that “no one has been arrested” at the Democratic National Convention, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Protestors and journalists are being rounded up, handcuffed, booked, and cited all over the city of Philadelphia, and Empire Files host Abby Martin was one of the victims.  We were lucky enough to speak with her about her experience.

EXCECUTION BY COP: “Maniac Cop Executes Black Man Who Was Following Orders” / Jimmy Dore☮

A police officer shot Philandro Castile four times after instructing him to pull out his ID during a traffic stop. His girlfriend filmed the aftermath with Facebook Live.