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University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been charged with murder for killing Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man in Ohio after pulling him over for missing the front license plate on his car. The incident has drawn attention to the city, which has been hailed as a model for police reform after riots 14 years ago led to department-wide change. And a body camera was the difference between murder charge and the public’s never knowing what really happened. Then, we take a closer look at the business of Taser—the world’s leading stun gun maker— which is also looking to become the world’s leading maker of police body cameras. Then, a tidal wave of bloodthirsty tweets is being aimed at the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion. That and more in today’s web roundup. Finally, we’ve all got El Niño on the brain, with more storms threatened in the next few days. This has us looking ahead to winter, and winter sports. This year, ski resorts in California suffered one of the driest winters in recorded history—many of them ended their ski seasons early. So what can ski areas do to survive in a world with less snow?

Banner Image: An impromptu memorial for Samuel Dubose is posted near the crime scene in Cincinnati, Ohio July 30, 2015. Former Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 death of Dubose, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop. REUTERS/William Philpott

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

University of Cincinnati Police Shooting 14 MIN, 37 SEC

Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man in Ohio, was pulled over by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for a missing front license plate on his car. He was then shot and killed by the officer, who is now charged with murder. Tensing was arraigned today and pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $1 million. The incident has drawn attention to the city, which has been hailed as a model for police reform after riots 14 years ago led to department-wide changes.

Guests:
Alana Semuels, Atlantic magazine
David Graham, Atlantic magazine (@GrahamDavidA)

More:
How to Fix a Broken Police Department
How One Campus Cop Undid a City's Police Reforms

Taser Gets into the Body Camera Market 9 MIN, 31 SEC

In Cincinnati, a body camera was the difference between murder charge and the public’s never knowing what really happened when a campus police officer shot an unarmed motorist at point-blank range. But one of the largest providers of police body cameras is Taser—the world’s leading stun gun maker.

Guests:
Mya Frazier, Writer: recently about Taser getting into the body cam game for the August issue of Harpers. (@myafrazier)

More:
A Camera on Every Cop - Taser International cashes in on police

Web Roundup: Cecil the Lion and More 10 MIN, 45 SEC

There’s been a tidal wave of bloodthirsty tweets attacking Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter Walter Palmer. We start today’s roundup with the backlash over the killing of Cecil the lion.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts? 7 MIN, 15 SEC

A new poll this week finds that Californians are more concerned about the drought than any other issue. Our water use fell 27 percent in June, compared to two years ago. And now, we’ve all got El Niño on the brain, with more storms threatened in the next few days. All this has us looking ahead to winter, and winter sports. This year, ski resorts in California suffered one of the driest winters in recorded history—many of them ended their ski seasons early. So what can ski areas do to survive in a world with less snow?

Guests:
Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

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