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S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

Update: 2018-10-18131
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Life after you put a cop in jail.
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Rachel Minton

Grim insights into our criminal justice system

Mar 15th
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Hayley Kendall

From the UK... I cannot believe that this happens. This would not happen in the UK. This episode is horrifying. And the UK justice system, that gets a lot of stick, is light years ahead to that of Cleveland's and it is fair and balanced. It isn't racist and it isn't run by people in power - it's run to the letter of the law. Arghhh this makes me angry and sad!

Feb 26th
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fatwranger

I actually got into a Facebook Messenger dialogue with someone at ECC about this episode. not a flame war per say. more of a are you guys hearing this episode question. and they answered me. this is Bizarro world, officially

Dec 23rd
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Jeffrey Jay Mayer

please oo9

Dec 7th
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Donald Twain

Halfway through the series. So far I've got a strong impression that laws, verdicts and sentences are pretty much made up on the spot in Cleveland. How does anyone trust the criminal justice 'system' at all? 'Plea bargains' FFS! Makes me proud of what we have in the UK which isn't a phrase I use every day.

Nov 7th
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Mh

I don't get the charge of racism as the cause of the misbehavior of East Cleveland's police department. A black EC cop beats up a Black EC citizen and it is because of racism? Why?

Nov 5th
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Ryan Persaud

Mh You can be racist against people of your own race. Why is this difficult to understand?

Mar 4th
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Alex Mac

Thateunoiagirl https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism

Nov 25th
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David Downey

this is the first blatantly dishonest episode of the podcast as far as I can tell. absolutely no rebuttal is presented in the argument for general law and order and the questions aren't very critical. they're softballs driving the "plot twist" at the end of the narrative. what sucks is, the cops probably are corrupt and targeting community members for retaliation. however, if we don't come by that revelation honestly, then it puts the whole podcast under scrutiny. please do not continue to lead the audience by the nose. it's insulting.

Oct 29th
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Alex J Metcalfe

David Downey I'd recommend listening to the last half of the episode

Nov 12th
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Thateunoiagirl

David Downey The lack of disciplinary records. The blatant disregard of the City's own record retention policy. The cop admitting at his sentencing hearing that he had personally witnessed other cops take handcuff off of arrestees and fight them, the one cop still in the police department who arranged for the cop/defendant to tamper with a witness/victim. I am not sure we listened to the same episode. The police chief and the mayor knew the police altered or tampered with dash cam footage. In fact, there was a freaking cop syndicate that routinely shook down drug dealers and stole their money. Yeah, offcers were factually convicted under RICO. So, I'd say this episode was pretty fair, its hard to make the police department look worse than they make themselves.

Nov 8th
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Cole May

That damn locker room...

Oct 22nd
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checkitgroovy

wow. . having money is power but I guess if you want complete control without liability broke is the way to go.

Oct 19th
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H. Heath

ACAB

Oct 18th
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Gerard Winter

I don't think this is much of a one off, there is police corruption everywhere. I've personally lived it, and had an entire precent line up against a wall during a hearing. judge told me I needed to sue the police outside of the county because he was afraid

Oct 18th
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Timmy Beasley

what in the hell is going on in this country?!

Oct 18th
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Steven Mitchell

this one upset me so deeply

Oct 18th
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Gabriella Arroyo

Steven Mitchell same

Oct 26th
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Courtney Lyons

Ah this episode pissed me off. 😤

Oct 18th
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Nicole Yoder

Courtney Lyons I want to send this to my Ohio atty general

Oct 19th
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S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

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