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Policing Our Own: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Kenneth Walker Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Snarkiness

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Aaron and Austin join up for a two-parter on the topic of “policing our own.” They start by discussing some further details about the Ahmaud Arbery Case, including some of the difficulties they foresee in the upcoming trial. They then discuss the similar case of Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who were the victim of a no-knock raid where the police had the wrong address and killed Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Walker, who was only defending himself, is now facing criminal charges. Aaron and Austin, in the spirit of “policing our own,” call out supposed gun-rights activists who are remaining damnably silent about this, the same way they’ve remained silent about Ahmed Arbery’s case.

The WaPo article on Gregory McMichael’s history of shirking use of force training: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/13/ex-detective-accused-death-ahmaud-arbery-lost-power-make-arrests-after-skipping-use-of-force-training/

An article on the rather damning silence from gun rights activists in Mr. Walker and Ms. Taylor’s case: https://www.upworthy.com/gun-rights-activists-silent-in-breonna-taylor-case

Reason magazine on the policy implications of Ms. Taylor’s tragic death: https://reason.com/2020/05/15/the-breonna-taylor-shooting-shows-how-reckless-drug-war-tactics-lead-to-senseless-deaths/?fbclid=IwAR1P9ZaBuH78I3Ge2VH0K-dmvVvDhl4b_mYxk_RcMe3ZloUa0LHCwxNxiY4

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Aaron and Austin join up for a two-parter on the topic of “policing our own.” They start by discussing some further details about the Ahmaud Arbery Case, including some of the difficulties they foresee in the upcoming trial. They then discuss the similar case of Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who were the victim of a no-knock raid where the police had the wrong address and killed Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Walker, who was only defending himself, is now facing criminal charges. Aaron and Austin, in the spirit of “policing our own,” call out supposed gun-rights activists who are remaining damnably silent about this, the same way they’ve remained silent about Ahmed Arbery’s case.

The WaPo article on Gregory McMichael’s history of shirking use of force training: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/13/ex-detective-accused-death-ahmaud-arbery-lost-power-make-arrests-after-skipping-use-of-force-training/

An article on the rather damning silence from gun rights activists in Mr. Walker and Ms. Taylor’s case: https://www.upworthy.com/gun-rights-activists-silent-in-breonna-taylor-case

Reason magazine on the policy implications of Ms. Taylor’s tragic death: https://reason.com/2020/05/15/the-breonna-taylor-shooting-shows-how-reckless-drug-war-tactics-lead-to-senseless-deaths/?fbclid=IwAR1P9ZaBuH78I3Ge2VH0K-dmvVvDhl4b_mYxk_RcMe3ZloUa0LHCwxNxiY4

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