FROM Kai M. Green
Racial Stereotyping: How Dangerous Is It for Young Black Men? Local reaction is focused not just on the Rodney King riots 21 years ago, but on a more recent incident. Just a month after the Trayvon Martin killing, Kendrec McDade was shot to death on the streets of Pasadena. He, too, was an unarmed, black teenager, killed because police thought he had a gun.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?