Civil Rights Attorney Carol Sobel discusses the challenges and offers solutions to police handling protesters and the homeless. Historian Ed Larson talks about the nation's founding on revolution. Professor Sobel discusses LAPD's "warrior mentality." She states that the LAPD lacks an institutional memory and forgets past practices. Co-host Jane Albrecht posits that current policing practices are also a federal problem. The term "Defund The Police" is explained and discussed. Carol Sobel discusses the explosive growth in the number of homeless in LA and the nation due to COVID-19.
3:50 - LAPD at war with the First Amendment
5:20 - Policing as a federal government concern
5:55 - Institutional memory and qualified immunity
7:30 - Protest differences from 2007 through 2020
8:50 - Use of sedition laws against protesters
10:00 - How prosecutors are reacting
14:35 - Defunding the police
21:30 - Homelessness in LA and nationally.
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Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson and Jane Albrecht
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