Matt sits down with John Pfaff, professor and author of Locked In, an influential and important 2017 book about mass incarceration in America. The two discuss some common misconceptions about America’s prison population, three different meanings of the term “broken windows,” and what might be the true cause
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In 1970, an image of a dead protester at Kent State became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him?
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/04/19/girl-kent-state-photo-lifelong-burden-being-national-symbol/
The launch of the space shuttle on April 12, 1981, proved to be a history-making event. For many, that day stemmed careers, dreams and imaginations alike.
— Read on www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-flight-history/wings-of-exploration-reflecting-on-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-space-shuttle/
Kimberly A. Potter, who resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department, was arrested on Wednesday.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/us/kim-potter-charged-daunte-wright.html
The Minnesota National Guard was deployed overnight to the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center after crowds protested the death of a man in an officer-involved shooting and car crash on Sunday.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/04/12/us/brooklyn-center-minnesota-police-shooting/index.html
Russia’s non-strategic nukes are premised on U.S. conventional military superiority.
— Read on nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-has-massive-amount-tactical-nuclear-weapons-why-182433