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The system is broken
Apr 15, 2021
Episode 412

The system is broken

When you look at the statistics on police killings, as we are today, it's hard to come to any other conclusion.

When you do the numbers on how many people police killed in nonviolent incidents just last year — to say nothing of the video and testimony coming out of multiple American cities this week alone — you can’t come to any other conclusion. This is a broken system. Also on the docket today, with guest host Marielle Segarra: A third vaccine, dating in the pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service and the “denim cycle.”

Here’s everything we talked about on the show today:

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Marissa Cabrera Senior Producer
Bridget Bodnar Senior Producer
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