Family, because we are sure you haven’t had enough news, information or opinion on the events in Boston, we wanted to dedicate a whole show to what America will or should look like after tragedy.
1. A Bostonian that knew both a perpetrator of the Boston bombing and a victim.
Call him Gee (that’s what he told us to call him). Gee doesn’t feel good about the world this week. In the past week, he found out that his close friend, 29 year-old Krystle Campbell, was killed when the Boston marathon was bombed. That same week, he found out that one of the guys that trained at his gym, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was the person that probably killed her. Please don’t miss this moving segment.
2. They can’t take away our FREEEEDOM!!!! Wait…can they?
It took only a few days after catching a suspect in the Boston bombing for one high profile politician to tell us that “our interpretation of the Constitution” has to change so that our cities can have “more cameras and that kind of stuff.” But is he right? Do we really have to just deal with our cities being flooded with more cameras and surveillance? We talk to Miami-based photojournalist (Photography is Not a Crime) and ask if the freedom to film us will ever go both ways.
3. Were the Feds too busy creating fake terror plots to stop a real one?
A bunch of politicians and talking heads have raised a fuss about Tamerlan Tsarnaev being on a government watch-list for years without ever being busted for anything that could have prevented the Boston bombings from taking place. What those folks forget to mention is that federal law enforcement agencies did spend years hiring informants and cooking up fake terror plots to try to catch aspiring terrorists. Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s Trevor Aaronson (author of the Terror Factory) tells us more tonight.
4. Stopping Terrorism vs. Targeting Islam
Politicians and pundits can’t seem to understand the difference between promoting policies that stop people from being killed and promoting policies that target Muslims (and those that “look” like them) for being themselves. Tonight we talk this through with UC-Irvine Professor of Middle East studies, Mark Levine and community activist Zahra Billoo.
Tonight! 7pm EST
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