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Your Call: Media coverage of race and racism

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Demonstrators march through downtown Atlanta to protest the shootings of two black men by police officers, Friday, July 8, 2016

On the July 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the widespread protests against the killing of black men by police.

We’ll also talk about the militarization of local law enforcement in the US, and the use of a bomb robot to kill Micah Johnson, the Army Reservist who shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others in Dallas. Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Daniel Denvir, reporter at Salon covering criminal justice, policing, education, inequality, and politics 

Leonard Pitts, nationally syndicated columnist

Michael Doyle, legal affairs correspondent for the McClatchy Newspapers based in Washington DC 

Web Resources:

Salon: Politicians run the police state: They declared the war on crime that sends cops into battle

The Miami Herald: On race, our behavior proves us liars

McClatchy: The robot as a lethal weapon in Dallas may have been a first