On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Las Vegas resident Crystal Owens to talk about the on the ground reactions to the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday, the ways the community was working together to save 100s of lives, and the next steps towards healing for local residents.
In the second segment Dr. Joseph Richardson, Jr., Associate Professor, African-American Studies Department at University of Maryland, to talk about how over 70% of mass shooting victims in the US are African-Americans, the racialization of mass shootings, the scapegoating of mental illness in mass acts of violence, and the increase of gun ownership by black women since Donald Trump was elected President.
Later in the show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Gail Walker, Executive Director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, to talk about the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from the United States, what continues to spur anti-Cuban sentiment around the world, who was behind the recent "sonic attacks" on the island, and current attitudes of US politicians towards the Cuban government and Cubans living in the US.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Brandon Sutton, Member of Progressive Army and the host of the Discourse Podcast to talk about Donald Trump's visit to Puerto Rico, Trump's rather unnecessary comments on the budgetary costs of aid to Puerto Rico, and what exactly is Trump's brand and approach to political crises. The group also talks about America's inability to properly address gun laws, politician's fears of the NRA, the golden parachute for corrupt Equifax CEO Richard Smith, whether or not Facebook posts really sway voters, and the chances of Roy Moore being elected to the US Senate.
Today's talking points touch on EPA head Scott Pruitt's usage of tax payer dollars for personal needs while cutting tax supported environmental programs, efforts by Senate Republicans at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and Republican tax reform plans.
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