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Mass Shooting in Baltimore: Why the Cops Can’t Solve Community Violence

A tragic mass shooting at a Baltimore block party killed two and injured 28 people last weekend. The incident is being used by some to demand increased policing. Lawrence Grandpre, the Director of Research at the Baltimore think tank, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, discusses the underlying causes of community violence in Baltimore and whether “Law and Order” politics are a solution.

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Indigenous Rights, Colonialism, and Psychedelic Exploitation

This week on Century of Lies: Indigenous Rights, Colonialism, and Exploitation. We hear audio from an indigenous rights/anti-colonialism protest that interrupted the closing ceremony of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies’ fourth Psychedelic Science conference last month. Plus, we hear from Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Meagan Sway, Policy Director at the ACLU of Maine, on “Drug Decriminalization: From Punitive Policies to Effective Solutions.

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Maryland Legalization Begins Today

Policy Director of the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Dayvon Love talks with Jayne about the war on drugs in America, what reparations for the black community should look like and the future of convicted drug offenders.

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Can Marijuana & Racial Justice Coexist?

Starting on July 1st, 2023, marijuana will officially become legalized for recreational use in Maryland for adults 21 and up. This also includes a new law that bans police stops and searches based on the alleged smell of marijuana. But is that enough for Maryland to become a model for marijuana and racial justice?

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