FROM Marc Silver
'3 ½ Minutes' On November 23, 2012, four suburban black teenagers pulled into a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida to get a pack of gum. Minutes later, one of them - a 17-year-old named Jordan Davis - was dead, shot to death by a middle-aged white man. He’d gotten into an altercation with Jordan after asking the boys to turn down their music. At the heart of the legal case was Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Did Michael Dunn, the man with the gun, have reason to fear for his life? We hear from the filmmaker, who just premiered his movie at the Sundance Film Festival.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.