Thu, 16 July 2015
The Young Turks - 7.16.15: Chattanooga Shooting, Woman Dies In Jail, Caitlyn Jenner Controversy & Conspiracy
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from July 16, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. A military recruiting and training center in Tennessee was attacked today, killing 4 members of the military. The shooter fired a very powerful automatic rifle. The dead shooter was a 24 year old Muslim man that was an American citizen. Cenk is annoyed that the Dylann Roof mass shooting wasn’t considered a terrorist attack when it was just like this terrorist attack. Sandra Bland, a Black woman, was arrested on Friday by Texas police officers and held until Monday, when they found her dead body in the holding cell. Officials have called it suicide, but friends and family are disputing the claim. Video of officers making the arrest where they claim she assaulted the cop. After the deal in Greece and the Europeans was approved by the government, citizens took to the streets in protest. The peaceful protests turned into violence against riot police officers.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Controversy over Caitlyn Jenner winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs. Bob Costas went on the Dan Patrick show and called it a crass exploitation play and that they could’ve found someone more deserving. Actor and director Peter Berg posted a picture of a soldier that lost his legs that was rumored to have lost the award to Jenner at the last minute, saying he lost 2 legs for this “man” to lose two balls. It has also been rumored that Caitlyn Jenner won the award because it was in exchange for the exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this year.