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The United States has 18,000 police departments, all entitled to use deadly force — but without any national standard on when to use it — or why. Recent shootings of unarmed suspects have police chiefs making policy changes that aren't going down well with the rank and file. We hear more about a debate that's raging from Baltimore to San Francisco.

Later on the program, the late Nancy Reagan and feminism.

Photo: Tony Webster

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer
Christine Detz
Sasa Woodruff

Clinton and Sanders Look Ahead to Key Michigan Primary 6 MIN, 14 SEC

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had their sharpest exchange yet last night in Flint, Michigan — one day before that state holds its presidential primaries. Anne Gearan is covering the Democratic contest for the Washington Post.

Guests:
Anne Gearan, Washington Post (@agearan)

Do Cops Need Guidance on When They Can Shoot to Kill? 33 MIN, 17 SEC

Continual shootings of unarmed suspects have America's 18,000 police departments re-thinking policies on the use of deadly force. Some new training programs now include "tactical disengagement," "emotional intelligence" and "de-escalation." What does that mean on the street? During training in one major city, cops can only fire two bullets before they're required to stop and assess the situation. Some rank and file officers claim politics is making their lives more dangerous -- in a debate that's raging from Baltimore to San Francisco.

Guests:
Toney Chaplin, San Francisco Police Department (@SFPD)
Stephen Loomis, Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association
Chuck Wexler, Police Executive Research Forum (@CWexlerPERF)
DeRay McKesson, resident of Baltimore (@deray)

More:
Use of Force: Taking Policing to a Higher Standard (PERF report)
Graham v. Connor

A Contradiction in Feminism? A Look Back at Nancy Reagan's Life 10 MIN, 13 SEC

Nancy Reagan — the First Lady at the height of the feminist movement -- died yesterday at the age of 94. She was famous for her adoring stare at the Hollywood actor who became Governor of California and then President of the United States. Writing for Newsweek, Eleanor Clift thought she was out of step with the women’s movement, but she had to change her assessment. Clift now covers politics for the Daily Beast.


President Reagan being sworn in for second term during
the private ceremony held at the White House 1985

Today’s Time magazine contains an article titled, “Nancy Reagan’s Surprising Feminist Gift to Hillary Clinton.” The author is Gil Troy, professor of History at McGill University…

 

Guests:
Eleanor Clift, Daily Beast (@EleanorClift)
Gil Troy, McGill University (@GilTroy)

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