The Burt Cohen Show - Blood Drenched Egypt/The State of the Police State - 08/22/13
The huge crowds in Cairo welcomed the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi in early July. Now it seems a military dictatorship has been re-introduced to Egypt. On the first part of the show, the Institute of Policy Studies' Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis sheds much needed light into a remarkably messy situation. And on the second half, Huffington Post senior writer and investigative reporter Radley Balko delves into the systems enabling the militarization of our local police, how bad it is, and what might be done to replace violence-oriented tactics with a restoration of community policing, police that serve the common good.
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