Episode 124: Shoot to Kill.


Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss a new California law that was supposed to hold police that shoot unarmed people accountable for their actions. This law got the support of Black Lives Matter… that is until most of the law was stripped down and purposely left vague. Black Lives Matter then pulled their support for this law but like most retractions, they don’t get as much publicity as the initial story. There are however some people who still support the current law because it’s a “step in the right direction.”

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Episode 123: Wrongful Conviction Compensation.


Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss wrongful conviction compensation. We’ve recently learned that the state of Maryland, as well as numerous other states, does not have a formal vehicle to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted. We talk about one case in particular where teenagers were convicted for a crime they didn’t commit and spent 30+ years in prison before being exonerated.

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Episode 122: Payday Loans.

Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss payday loans, refund anticipation loans, and other predatory lending methods. We find that they’re a necessary evil in some cases, especially for people living in poverty. People living in poverty are the same people that are being preyed upon. We also describe what “living check-to-check” really means (in most cases).

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