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Deadly incidents involving police have sparked major protests in several American cities. Local police unions may no longer be able to resist reforms. Is civilian oversight the answer? What should it look like?

Also, the European Commission takes on American e-commerce companies. On today's Talking Point, British voters head to the polls tomorrow for an election that could alter decades of two-party rule. We hear what it could mean for the European Union and American interests.

Photo: jayneandd

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Christine Detz
Katie Cooper

European Commission Takes on American e-Commerce Companies 6 MIN, 11 SEC

American companies are dominating the way Europeans use online services, and the European Union has already brought anti-trust charges against Google. Today, it broadened its investigation to include Apple, Amazon and other US giants of e-commerce. Mark Scott, who reports for the New York Times, has more.

Guests:
Mark Scott, New York Times (@markscott82)

Public Trust and Police Accountability 33 MIN, 47 SEC

Intensive policing gets credit for reducing crime, but it's also getting the blame for excessive force on the streets of American cities. Deadly incidents involving black suspects have sparked massive protest in Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and New York City. In Baltimore, when six officers were charged with crimes, including manslaughter, in the death of the young, black suspect, Freddy Gray, 65% of Americans approved. There, and elsewhere, there are moves for reform opposed by local police unions. Do they still have political clout, or is the climate finally right for civilian oversight?

Guests:
Wesley Lowery, Washington Post (@WesleyLowery)
Chuck Canterbury, National Fraternal Order of Police (@fopchuck)
Michael Gennaco, Justice Department (formerly)
Ed Maguire, American University (@ERMaguire)

More:
Mayor of Baltimore seeks DOJ investigation of police department
Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts acknowledging the police as part of the problem
Lowery on protests accelerating retreat from tough police tactics
Canterbury on due process rights for law enforcement officers
Maguire's 'Implementing Community Policing: Lessons from Twelve Agencies'
Maguire on policing protests, lessons from the Occupy movement

Britain's Weird Election 9 MIN, 35 SEC

Britain has a parliamentary system, but for many decades, it's been a two-party affair. Tomorrow's election could make a historic difference. In Britain, it's not just the Conservative and Labour Parties any more. There are challengers from both the Left and the Right -- and the outcome is unpredictable, as we hear from Griff Witte, London bureau chief for the Washington Post.

Guests:
Griff Witte, Washington Post (@griffwitte)

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