Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Miami's Making of a "Zombie" and the Anatomy of a Private Prison Riot

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Family, another week, another set of things to talk about.  This week is no exception.


1.  Is it bigger than "bath salts?"
So the whole world is making fun of Miami being ground zero for a "zombie apocalypse."  But when you really take a step back and look at the carnage that took place over memorial day weekend, it really isn't that funny.  Take the "zombie."  He has a name, Rudy Eugene.  His victim has a name too, Ronald Poppo.  And for all the "only in Miami" jokes there are pieces of this story that could've happened anywhere.  Today we want to have a real conversation on what the hell happened to make this possible.  Past the jokes, past the sensationalism.  Just some real talk.  Listen in as we talk with Kamalah Fletcher from Catalyst Miami.

2.  The Anatomy of a private "prison" riot.
Two weeks a go, a riot unfolded in a private immigrant detention center in Natchez, Mississippi.  The events left one guard dead and twenty people injured.  The facility is run by Corrections Corporation of America(CCA) and is similar to the detention center they are trying to build in South Florida.  Join us as we talk with Kathy Bird (Florida Immigrant Coalition/CCA Go Away Campaign), Bill Chandler (Mississippi Immigrant Rights Association), Gail Tyree (Grassroots Leadership),Kimberly Schultz (Teamsters Local 2011) and Azadeh Shahshahani (ACLU of Georgia, plus check out their report here) about what started the riot in the CCA facility and why other towns with similar facilities should or shouldn't be worried.  To listen to this segment, click here or press play below.





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