Coeur d’Alene, Commemorative Coins, Corrupt Incarceration
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Ever recorded three podcast episodes in two days? We did this week to get ahead for Sy’s upcoming parental leave. We do not recommend this as a scheduling plan, but we are very excited for you all to hear the great discussions and guests we have coming your way. And there’s a new episode dropping tomorrow. More on that below. But for now, let’s get into this week’s highlights.
A couple pieces on the increasing radicalization of US law enforcement. First, there’s this column in the LA Times which starts by discussing a recent sheriff’s office memorandum on President Biden’s visit to LA distributed with “Go Brandon” written several times in it. The column goes on to discuss the sheriff’s own admission that the ranks of his office are filled with “right and far right” deputies whom he cannot control, and evidence backing up that assertion. Then, there is this galling bit of news from the Miami Herald: Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents are circulating commemorative coins that depict and celebrate the moment last year when CBP officers on horseback chased Haitian migrants in Texas, using their reins as whips. The coin reads “Reining it in since May 28, 1924,” the day the wildly racist 1924 Immigration Act took effect, barring most non-white immigrants and creating CBP.
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