Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs; Can Dems Beat Speaker Ryan?

Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs; Can Dems Beat Speaker Ryan?
The conflict in Congo escalates, Baltimore Police caught planting drugs, and Dems gear up to run against Speaker Paul Ryan in 2018.

On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" host Eugene Puryear is joined by Maurice Carney who is co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo to talk about the global impact of the conflict in the Congo, the importance of the country and the recent kidnapping of social activists Jean-Marie Kalonji and Sylva Kabanga Mbikayi.

In the second segment the show is joined by Kristerfer Burnett, Baltimore City Council Member to talk about the body camera footage showing a Baltimore Police officer planting drugs, mandatory minimum sentencing in the city around gun possession, and efforts to use government mechanisms to reduce violence.

In a special third segment host Eugene Puryear is joined by Ed Sadlowski, AFSCME Council 31 representative, to talk about the Democratic Primary race in Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Congressional District, the impact of healthcare on Republican election chances, how Trump was able to win union member's votes, and the efforts to bust unions in Illinois by Governor Rauner.

Today's talking points touch on the Republican's failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Japanese efforts to influence UK politics, and the continued rise of hate crimes in America.

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