Wed, 25 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 25, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Video of the Chicago police officer murder in 2014 of 17 year old Laquan McDonald was released yesterday. The original police story was that McDonald lunged at the cops that shot him 16 times. Video of the reality of the murder. Officer Van Dyke has had 18 previous incident complaints filed against him, and he was never disciplined. Even after this killing from 1 year ago, he wasn’t charged, as he was put on paid desk duty. Video of Van Dyke’s attorney telling CNN that the video shows he was justified in murdering the victim because video is only 2 dimensional. Cenk details the story of a former cop that had countless complaints against him that later admitted his actions were known by the department and was encouraged. After the Chicago killing was released, Bill O’Reilly blamed Black people. Video of O’Reilly’s panel pointing out 2 instances of Black on White crime, claiming the real problem in America is Black people. Bill O’Reilly counseled Donald Trump for his racist retweet, telling him to stop showing his racism show boldy. Videos of O’Reilly and Trump discussing how to spread racism without being so easily called out by “Liberals and the Democrats.” After 5 Black protesters were shot in Minneapolis over another police murder, video has emerged of a couple of 4Chan users that were bragging about heading into Minneapolis to start trouble with the protesters. Video of the racist-filled car ride.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. The outgoing Democratic governor of Kentucky has signed an executive order to allow ex-felons the right to vote. A federal court rejected a Wisconsin law that would limit abortion rights for women in the state. Elementary school teachers make a fraction of money that other college educated professions make. A 20 year old man shared his story of being permanently neurologically damaged by a bad ecstasy pill while partying. Video of him showing how his speech and movement have been heavily affected. Ana thinks this is another reason to legalize drugs, so that they can be regulated and monitored. A man visiting DC for a drug policy reform policy was found naked and passed out in the a flower bed, on bath salts.