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(2014/03/04) Unequal justice under the law (The (in)justice system)

Edition #805

Unequal justice under the law


Today we look at the stick of justice in America and who's getting the short end of it.


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Chris Hayes: I was nearly arrested for weed - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-03-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: (I've Got a) Golden Ticket - Leslie Bricusse

Ch. 4: Act 2: A Marijuana Arrest - BuzzFeed Central Presents - Air Date: 12-8-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Particles of the Universe (Heartbeats) - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

Ch. 6: Act 3: Wishful Thinking and White House Fakery: Obama as Prison Reformer - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 2-5-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Life in prison - Mitchell

Ch. 8: Act 4: What are the odds that you're going to prison? - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 2-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Julie-O - Kevin "KO" Olusola

Ch. 10: Act 5: Unequal justice under law - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-05-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Crime to Be Broke in America - Spearhead

Ch. 12: Act 6: #JordanDavis #DunnTrial - @WEEKinBLACKNESS Presents: BLACKNESS.TV - Air Date: 2-18-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Enter the Blackness (This Week in Blackness Theme) [feat. Willie Evans Jr., Elon James White & Aaron Rand Freeman] - Jasiri X

Ch. 14: Act 7: You're A Terrible Human Being If You Think Michael Dunn Is Right - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-19-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Terrible - Harley Poe

Ch. 16: Act 8: The failure of the prosecution and how murdering black kids is kind of okay - @WEEKinBLACKNESS - Air Date: 2-18-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Running scared - Roy Orbison

Ch. 18: Act 9: Stand Against ‘Shoot First’ Laws - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 20: Act 10: (WARNING) Insanely Racist Audio Busts Michael Dunn Defender - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-21-14



Ch. 21: Touching on all the aspects of racism - Prof. Rambo from Georgia

Ch. 22: Tricia Rose segment was great for those who don't understand white privilege - Mara from Pittsburgh

Ch. 23: Appreciating the color analogy to gender - Zach from San Francisco


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 24: Final comments on how I ironically stole from a woman of color during the last racism episode


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



”Stand Against ‘Shoot First’ Laws” petition from


Additional Activism:

Drop the Charges Against Darrin Manning

Shopping While Black is Not a Crime


Sources/further reading:

"Jordan Davis and the Refrain of Black Death” by Mychal Denzel Smith

"Black Boy Interrupted: On the unfinished life of Jordan Davis” (and everything else) by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Angela Corey Aims to Increase Marissa Alexander Sentence to 60 Years” via Free Marissa Now Campaign

"Unarmed and dangerous? The National Rifle Association and ALEC were major backers of Florida's 'stand your ground' law” by Cliff Schecter


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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