FROM Rob Barry
Why It's Nearly Impossible to Count Police Killings Less than two weeks after the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, a New York grand jury is poised to decide whether a white police officer should be charged in the death of a young black man who was put in a choke hold. Protests continue over police killings but how many are there? An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed it's almost impossible to tell. Rob Barry worked on the story.
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.