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Mitch Perry Report for 12.9.15 – Welcome to the new world of policing

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There is a story in Wednesday morning’s New York Times quoting a variety of police chiefs across the country bemoaning how the prevalence of video cameras are changing the way they do their jobs, and makes it harder for them – even when those cameras come from their own agencies. Since the fall of 2014 when incidents exploded in Ferguson and Staten Island, and Walter Scott was killed in South Carolina, a series of videotapes have shown police officers killing people who…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.3.15 — Rahm Emanuel and Chicago are stuck with each other

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While the news is all about the latest gun shooting in San Bernadino today, let’s focus here on another death that’s been in the news a lot in the past couple of weeks: that being of Laquan McDonald, the black teenager killed by a white Chicago police officer a year ago. In between her campaign and fundraising efforts here in Florida yesterday, Hillary Clinton said she wants a federal investigation about McDonald’s death, putting her directly at odds with Chicago…

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