As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm. KCRW looks at how demonstrators and journalists were treated by police, what rights they have, and whether peaceful or violence protests are most effective.
Analysis: When peaceful protests turn to tear gas, rubber bullets, looting
From this Episode:
How LA's recent protests are alike — and different — from the 1992 uprising
KCRW looks at what happened over the weekend and what it says about race and justice in America. Weighing in: LA civil rights attorney Connie Rice and USC law professor Jody...
23 min, 22 sec
Peaceful protests capture greater attention when violence occurs, says political professor
“Protests can have a powerful effect on politics," says politics professor Omar Wasow. "They do that by shaping media coverage. When the media covers these protests, those...
9 min, 4 sec
LA journalists endure police violence during George Floyd protests
LA Times photographer Carolyn Cole and reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske say they had pepper spray and tear gas thrown at them, that Hennessy-Fiske was shot in the leg with a...
8 min, 32 sec