30 minutes | Jun 6th 2020

Why America is REALLY divided and on fire | The Mallen Baker Show

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In this round-up of the week, America sees a week of protests and riots and police brutality and political manoeuvring and almost no social distancing. The result of the terrible events that led to the death of George Floyd. 

What's the unfortunate truth why the protests are possibly going to result in the opposite to what they want? What are President Trump and Joe Biden doing to try to ensure events benefit their campaign for election? And what just happened that means we might get even worse violence further down the road? 

If you want to solve the problem, you have to know what the problem is. And that’s what we’re getting wrong. Let’s discuss. 

The Mallen Baker Show is aimed at all people who see themselves as change makers, with commentary on issues and change movements with a particular focus on climate change and environment, social issues, free speech and corporate social responsibility.

References

Story about Breonna Taylor
https://www.vox.com/2020/5/13/21257457/breonna-taylor-louisville-shooting-ahmaud-arbery-justiceforbre

Statistics on people shot by police in the US

https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

Fatal shootings by police in England and Wales

https://www.statista.com/statistics/319246/police-fatal-shootings-england-wales/

Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings, Johnson et al

https://www.pnas.org/content/116/32/15877

Channel 4 Fact check – Do more black Americans commit crimes?

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-black-americans-commit-crime

Definitions 2nd / 3rd degree murder, Minneapolis

https://www.voanews.com/usa/nation-turmoil-george-floyd-protests/what-do-2nd-degree-murder-3rd-degree-murder-manslaughter

The Myth of Systemic Police Racism, Heather MacDonald, WSJ

http://archive.is/OXbjA

 

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