Interview with Murray Mollard, Executive Director of BCCLA, on the need for independent investigation into police violence and misconduct. Canadian & international prison news. Live musical guest, Luke Guthrie.
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[3:32-26:38] INTERVIEW WITH MURRY MOLLARD
A recent audit of police complaints in BC reveals that there are major problems with how police investigate and follow up on issues police abuse and misconduct. Interview with Murray Mollard, Executive Director of BCCLA on why we need independent investigation into police violence.
[33:30-43:42] Prison News
-National security certificate detainee, Mohammad Mahjoub is granted bail.
-Canadian boy and his family are being held in a privately-run Texas immigration detention centre under harsh conditions.
-Iranian man who was arrested from his sanctuary in a Vancouver church is now a permanent resident.
-Rally in Montreal demands abolition of security certificates.
US & INTERNATIONAL:
-CIA contractor convicted of assaulting Afghan detainee who later died in custody.
-Report predicts continued increase in the US prison population.
-EU criticizes some member countries for participation in the CIA secret rendition program.
[27:18-32:50, 45:03-51:28, 54:27-56:07]
Live Music From Luke Guthrie
**Show includes intro/extro, show & station IDs, music and announcements.
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Stark Raven Show: Feb 19th, Investigating Police Violence