Liberation Radio: The Boston bombing and expanding police powers

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Civil rights attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, explores the Obama administration’s decision to not read Miranda rights to the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for several days, and analyzes its significance in the context of the government’s efforts to eliminate or reduce basic constitutional protections and increase police powers.

Also on this episode of Liberation Radio:

  • As thousands prepare to rally across the country for immigrant rights, immigration and civil rights attorney Heather Benno discusses the proposed immigration reform bill. While providing some relief, the bill shows that U.S. corporate interests still trump fundamental rights for immigrants.
  • ANSWER Coalition organizer Douglas Kauffman talks about the fight for justice for Jose de la Trinidad, a 36-year-old Latino man executed in cold blood by Los Angeles police, and the larger struggle against systemic police brutality.

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