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    Big Brother is Watching: Senate Wants to Expand FBI's Ability to Spy

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker looks at the news that top members of the Senate want to give the federal government and intelligence agencies even more power in the wake of the Orlando massacre.

    Will Congress further expand the FBI’s ability to spy on people without a warrant? Becker is joined by NSA whistleblower William Binney and Julian Sanchez, a senior fellow at the CATO Institute, to discuss the latest intensification of the police state in America.

    Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the driver of the police van in the infamous “rough ride” that killed Freddie Gray in Baltimore, has been acquitted of all charges. Will this cause the city to explode yet again? Eugene Puryear, activist and author, joins Becker to address if justice will ever be served in the death that brought about last year's uprising in Baltimore.

    The Supreme Court is deadlocked on the question of the White House’s deferred action program, letting stand a lower court ruling against these measures. Now four million undocumented parents are at risk of deportation. Becker talks with Jessica Gonzalez Rojas, the executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, about what's next in the fight for immigration reform.

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