Re-Imagining the Olympics, Critiquing NBC's exclusive coverage

A Justice Department investigation has found that Baltimore Police routinely discriminated against black citizens for years. Since 2000, the DoJ has scrutinized almost two dozen police forces around the country. How does Baltimore compare? And have reforms improved policing? Then, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi resigned Tuesday after being accused of nepotism, false statements, and misuse of student funds. Rising salaries and extravagant perks for university presidents are coming under increasing scrutiny during a time of increasing student tuition. Next, before the Olympics kicked off, critics were focused on whether first-time host Rio De Janiero could pull off the games. However, the criticism has shifted to a more familiar target: long-time exclusive Olympics broadcaster NBC. And, like other Olympic host cities before it, Rio has faced major cost overruns and a long list of problems. But does it have to be this way? Is it time to reimagine the Olympics. Finally, how do you know whether amusement park or water park rides are safe enough to ride?

Banner Image: Brazilian Marines walk past Olympic rings as they patrol Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer