A Police Shooting on Video, Online Shaming, and the Palm Springs Food Scene

Video has surfaced of a South Carolina police officer shooting an unarmed African American man eight times in the back as the man tried to run away. But with similar cases across the country, the details of police shootings are usually kept much less public. Next, how can pricing changes impact our water use during a drought? And how much of a solution could desalination be? Jon Ronson talks about his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. In it, he looks at what happens to people at the center of social media scandals, long after the news cycle and the public rage have dissipated. And finally, the happening food scene in Palm Springs.

Banner Image: North Charleston police officer Michael Slager (R) is seen allegedly shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as he runs away, in this still image from video in North Charleston, South Carolina taken April 4, 2015. Slager was charged with murder on April 7 after a video showed him shooting eight times at the back of Scott who was running away. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said state investigators decided to charge officer Slager, 33, with the murder of Scott after they viewed the video of the incident, which followed a traffic stop on Saturday morning. The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have begun a separate investigation. REUTERS/HANDOUT via Reuters