Who was Dan Mitrione? What was he accused of doing in Uruguay? What did the US Office of Public Safety do to increase police repression? What lessons in this period in Uruguayan history teach us about police violence and reform today? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with Stuart Schrader on police repression both yesterday and today. Stuart Schrader is the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University and the author of, “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”
In a country where the president is an open fascist and the police murder nearly seven times more people per capita than the United States; to say that police murders of Black people is a pandemic is almost an understatement. To shed some more light on this issue the LMC speaks with Kiratiana Freelon, a freelance journalist based in Brazil.
On this Juneteenth 2020, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Fred McGhee on the importance of Juneteenth in Texas and what it still teaches us about racial tensions we see today. Fred McGhee is an archaeologist and urban and environmental anthropologist. He is a leading scholar-activist of the African Diaspora in the United States and a Texas based advocate and activist, particularly on affordable housing, education, community policing, and environmental justice issues.