The Yaron and Amy Show returns today, on the sixth day of civil unrest and riots following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. One thing that could, that should, quell the unrest, would be for our leaders–particularly Donald Trump–to support the withdrawal of legal immunity for police misconduct. This is supported by people across the political spectrum, and yet Trump seems able only to exhort “Law and Order!” without addressing the real need for legal reform.
Meanwhile, with respect to social media platforms, he’s so eager to remove *their* legal immunity that he doesn’t even bother going to Congress first–he signs an executive order.
These stories and more on today’s show, which will be broadcast live on Yaron’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, etc. See Program Notes, below.
An extra I did earlier this week, after Tom Hall sent me the video of a press conference by Attorney General Barr and FBI Director Wray, “arguing” for a legislative ban on Apple iPhone encryption technology. Watch the conference along with me, and let me know if you think their argument is any good. (Spoiler: I did not.)
Today I did a wide-ranging interview with infectious disease specialist, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. All the latest on the Coronavirus, including media coverage, politicization, a day in the life of a Dr./infectious disease specialist, risk factors/comorbidities, prospects for vaccines/cures/treatments/testing/tracing, and more!
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