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There’s no other way to put it: the viral video showing Tyre Nichols vicious beating at the hands of Memphis police officers was shocking and despicable. Rafael Mangual — the head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute — joins James, Peter and Steve to explain why activists and politicians are wrong to see this as a vindication of their insistence on policies that are sure to exacerbate the problem.
Our hosts also get to applaud Republicans playing offense on education and committee selections; they muse on the laptop formerly known as Russian disinformation; and can’t help but get swept away by the Chinese spy balloon.
This Week’s Closing Song: 99 Luftballons by Nena:
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I don’t think there is a minimum allowed. 2 seconds has been ruled a violation before. You really have to make derivative work or pay a license.
Gotta admit I didn’t get it. On the other hand I never watched The Sopranos.
It’s still funny without that, although perhaps a bit less so since they mentioned it which might lead people to think they “didn’t get it,” otherwise.
But the main problem is they kept talking, instead of an edit which was probably what James wanted.
And after a real EMP, you wouldn’t hear Peter’s standard recorded “Ricochet! *boing!* Join the conversation!”
A job for two who are now of job age.
Did we ever get to hear what Steve Hayward’s connection to New College is? Peter asked the question and then didn’t give Steve a chance to answer. Did Steve just mean that he is also in education? Did I miss than actual answer?
Tough problems. Pretty much just young males are going to attempt to flee, so let’s treat them special with a second police car. Two cars can prevent a stopped vehicle from driving away. In my world, very few people will ever be pulled over. Change the law, so that people pulled over do not need to sign a ticket. Most tickets should be written against the vehicle. If someone is driving recklessly or you know there are outstanding warrants, bring in the second car. Also all cars have 2 cops. With 4 cops, fleeing on foot and fighting are less likely. Overwhelming force is a standard tactic for a reason. Fighting and fleeing should be prosecuted.
Good question. I inferred that Steve was going to work with the board/regents to drive policy. I did not see an official position. I wonder if Ben Sasse is going to make changes at the much, much larger UF.
We should get a sense in the coming days or weeks. Tomorrow there will be a large protest outside of Tiger Hall (the administration building) demanding, among other things, a denunciation of DeSantis’ latest moves, protections for UF faculty and to maintain recent DEI commitments.
Equity, eh? So the students at UF think everyone should be a brain surgeon?
I think this is the answer to my question about Steven Hayward’s comment:
He writes in the Powerline Blog about being a guest of Ron Desantis, along with others from the Clairemont Institute. It is very interesting.