Criminal Justice & the Rule of Law

Rational Security: The 'America is Hurting' Edition

Jen Patja
Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 8:11 PM

Published by The Lawfare Institute
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Americans have taken to the streets in dozens of cities to protest the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and systemic racism. President Trump has focused his attention on looting and violence, which he calls “domestic terror” and insisted governors “dominate” the protestors. The gang talks about the role of the military and the Insurrection Act, the role of Bill Barr and the Justice Department, and Trump’s use of other federal forces as America heads into another day of public demonstration amidst a still raging pandemic.

Ben wonders if Rod Rosenstein read Jim Baker's deposition.

Tamara recommends a message about the power of non-violent protest.

Shane recommends some comments about identity and journalism.

* This episode was recorded at 2:30pm ET on June 3, 2020.

Jen Patja is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.

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