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The escalation of violence in Ferguson, Missouri began when local police threatened peaceful protesters with military equipment and tactics. Where did those resources come from? We’ll follow the trail. Also, the Chinese cyber-espionage unit called “Dynamite Panda” has a new target: American medical records. And, the 11th temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came to an end today when 3 rockets were fired from Gaza toward the Southern Israeli city of Beersheba.

Banner Image: Police respond to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri on August 17, 2014 after the shooting of Michael Brown; Credit: Loavesofbread

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Jenny Hamel
Benjamin Gottlieb

Hamas Fires Rockets and 11th Ceasefire Ends 7 MIN, 41 SEC

After five days of relative quiet, the 11th temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came to an end today when three rockets were fired from Gaza toward the Southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Israel returned fire on what it calls “terror sites across the Gaza strip.”

Guests:
Noah Browning, Correspondent for Reuters from Jerusalem (@sheikhNB)

Escalation of Violence in Ferguson Missouri 35 MIN, 45 SEC

For more than 10 days, heavily armed officers in body armor and SWAT vehicles have clashed with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. The use of military equipment against peaceful protesters backfired on local police, producing an escalation of violence. Members of Congress, including presidential prospect Rand Paul, are pointing fingers at the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. Washington gives heavy weapons, riot gear and armored personnel carriers to police forces who aren’t trained to use them, even if they needed to. We’ll hear how long-term policies have led to unintended consequences.

Guests:
Norm Stamper, Law Enforcement against Prohibition (@CopsSayLegalize)
Ben Kesling, Wall Street Journal reporter (@bkesling)
Eugene O'Donnell, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jennifer Bendery, Huffington Post (@jbendery)
Gordon Adams, American University (@Gadams1941)

What Do Chinese Hackers Want with US Medical Records? 7 MIN, 28 SEC

The Chinese cyber-espionage unit called “Dynamite Panda” has a new target: American medical records. We’ll hear about the value and vulnerability of personal information left at the doctor’s office.

Guests:
Michael Riley, Bloomberg News (@MichaelRileyDC)

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