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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting Tuesday. The commission ruled that the killing last summer of a black woman named Redel Jones did not violate the department’s deadly force policy. We get a reaction from Congresswoman Karen Bass.

And lastly, comedian and writer Jessi Klein talks about her new book, “You’ll Grow Out Of It.”

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Sarah Sweeney

Protests Gather at LA Police Commission Hearing On Redel Jones 8 MIN, 47 SEC

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting Tuesday after the commission ruled that the killing of a black woman named Redel Jones did not violate the department’s deadly force policy. Jones was shot by an officer in an alley in Baldwin Hills after she reportedly robbed a South LA pharmacy. The official police report said she was armed with a knife and was moving toward police when the officer opened fire. An eyewitness disputes that and says Jones was running away from the police. Jones’ death has became a symbol of excessive police force for the Black Lives Matter movement here in LA.

Guests:
Karen Bass, Congresswoman (D-LA, Culver City) (@RepKarenBass)

Police shootings and racial bias 7 MIN, 43 SEC

According to a new study, if you’re stopped by police, you’re no more likely to get shot if you’re black than if you’re white. The study’s author, Harvard economist Roland Fryer, told the New York Times, “It is the most surprising result of my career.” But there have been criticisms of his findings.

Guests:
Jordan Weissmann, Slate.com (@JHWeissmann)

More:
A Big New Study Says Police Officers Are No More Likely to Shoot Black Suspects. Should You Believe It?

Sanders endorses Clinton, will supporters follow? 7 MIN, 26 SEC

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today. In the past, many of his supporters have said they will not vote for her. Could this change their minds?

Guests:
Kristen Cox, Democratic National Convention

Jessi Klein, ‘You’ll Grow Out Of It’ 15 MIN, 30 SEC

For comedian and writer Jessi Klein, becoming a grown woman was tough. She’s now a mom, a wife, and co-executive producer of the show Inside Amy Schumer. But she was a late bloomer. A tomboy before she became what she calls a “tom man.” She eventually grew out of her “tom man”-ness, but not before it gave her hilarious fodder for a life in comedy and for her upcoming book, “You’ll Grow Out Of It.”

Guests:
Jessi Klein, Comedian, Writer (@jessirklein)

UFC sold for $4 billion 8 MIN, 56 SEC

The world’s biggest mixed martial arts organization has just been sold for $4 billion. Ultimate Fighting Championship will now be owned by a big money consortium led by Hollywood mega-agency WME-IMG. UFC was last sold for $2 million just 15 years ago. So,  how did such a young sport get so big so fast?

Guests:
Marc Raimondi, SB Nation’s MMA Fighting

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