Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight, until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn’t commit. Paul talked about how ordinary citizens interact with the justice system, and exami
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Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight, until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn’t commit. Paul talked about how ordinary citizens interact with the justice system, and examined the system’s overall strengths and weaknesses. Paul's analysis is grounded in the radical notion that the government should respect people's right to be secure in their persons and property, a right formerly enshrined in the Fourth Amendment. Even more fundamentally, he argues that we should re-embrace freedom in this country in ways that range from not incarcerating nonviolent offenders to decriminalizing drugs. Our prisons have made our lives more dangerous by serving to indoctrinate nonviolent offenders in the ways of violent crime. Not only are we squandering lives that might otherwise be productive, but we are also creating a contempt for law not seen since Prohibition and extending police power in a manner not consistent with a free society. Paul is interviewed by Peter Slen of C-Span.Source: C-Span: Ordinary Citizens and the Justice SystemHow To Steal A Million Barrels Of OilIn Nigeria, it is normal for millions of gallons of oil to be stolen. The thieves sell their giant tankers full of oil on the Nigerian version of Craigslist. Reported by Julia Simon and Robert Smith.Source: planet money: Episode 578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of OilMusic includes Gil Scott-Heron - Did You Hear What They Said, Rise Against - Hero Of War, The Gladiators - Streets of Freedom, Capitol Steps - 401K, Geoff Scott - Change the story, Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Capitol Steps - On The Metro, Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge, Red Shadow - Gone Gone Gone, John Cremona - I Know A Place, Terry Gangstad - Chest hair Club, Dave Puls - We Won't Be Here Forever, Roy Zimmerman - Vote Republican 2.0, David Rovics - Beyond The Mall, Judy Collins - Both Sides Now, Jeff Foxworthy - Protect the House, Odetta - No Expectations, Usa For Africa - We Are The World, Anti-Flag - Turncoat, Blur - Out Of Time, Morales / Noro Orchestra - Mambo Coco,