I’ve been wondering how to launch Social Dissonance for months and the best way to do it is to just do it.
We obviously have to step up with what is currently going on, do this will probabliy not have the lower tone I was shooting for when building the idea of this show.
There won’t be too much different, but Social Dissonance is essentially The Wine Cellar grown up. We’re keeping this same podcast feed for subscribers but the Wine Cellar is now a small network of 3 shows.
SWOPcast – Phoenix Calida
Talk FURIE – Dr. Chelsey Sprengeler
Social Dissonance – William J Jackson
For this first episode, we’ll be bringing you what Phoenix Calida is gathering from a street level.
The format of this program is news clips and street journalism played straight through without comment and from there, we go into discussing the issue of the week.
For this week, it is The Uprising Against Police.
Not just against Police brutatliy but against Police in general. We don’t imagine change in policy or practice of Amerian policing but we’re actually expecting it to get worse.
Social Dissonance WILL NOT BE a patreon early access program. We’ll go live to tape to replace the old Wine Cellar. Little extras and shorts in between Sundays will be pateon early access and linked to our website when they’re socialized.
Reports coming out of Houston are urging people to spread the word that the Police in Houston were not and are not peaceful.
One white cop hit a black woman in the throat with his baton they said his badge number was 8800 i dont know her name or his. She was not violent she was peacefully protesting
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A video posted to Twitter Saturday night is going viral after apparently showing law enforcement in Minneapolis shooting paint rounds at residents on their porch after curfew went into effect.
Tanya Kerssen posted the video to Twitter shortly after 9:30 p.m., showing what she says is the Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis police sweeping her residential street in the Whittier Neighborhood.
In the video, the officers are seen approaching the residents and repeatedly yelling at them to get inside their house. After a few demands, one can be heard yelling “light ‘em up!” That’s when one officer appears to fire a paint round at the residents, who run inside.
Meanwhile, a WCCO photographer was struck by a rubber bullet and arrested by the State Patrol Saturday night. He was released from custody after a couple hours.
The curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. in Minneapolis.
(CNN)Police are investigating after a video appeared to show a New York City Police Department truck plowing through a crowd during Saturday’s protests over the death of George Floyd.
The 27-second video, which was posted to Twitter, shows an NYPD truck in front of a crowd throwing objects at the vehicle. There is a barricade in front of the truck. The truck then appears to drive into the barricade, knocking over protestors. Screaming and yelling are heard while a person is seen jumping on top of the truck. It’s unclear if there were any injuries.
The incident further fuels the flames of negative interactions between police and the people they’re sworn to protect. A lot of the protests erupting in major cities across the US are the result of people’s anger boiling over after the death of Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.Mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident is under investigation, but emphasized that the officers may have had no other choice.”I’m not going to blame officers who were trying to deal with an absolutely impossible situation.
The folks who were converging on that police car did the wrong thing to begin with, and they created an untenable situation,” he said. “I wish the officers had found a different approach, but let’s begin at the beginning. The protesters in that video did the wrong thing to surround that police car, period.”But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed de Blasio’s comments as “unacceptable.””As mayor, this police department is under your leadership,” she tweeted Sunday morning.”Defending and making excuses for NYPD running SUVs into crowds was wrong. Make it right. De-escalate.”
As mayor, this police department is under your leadership.
This moment demands leadership & accountability from each of us. Defending and making excuses for NYPD running SUVs into crowds was wrong.
9,860 people are talking about thisThe mayor emphasized late Saturday that he had spoken with community leaders and there is a possibility that there are protesters who are intentionally trying to incite violence including those who have come to New York City from other places.”People who represent the communities of our city and the residents of our city are not joining negative and violent protests,” de Blasio said.CNN has reached out to the NYPD, and the offices of the New York governor and attorney general for comment.Earlier, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he had ordered the attorney general to independently review the events of Friday’s protests that included protesters clashing with police in Brooklyn and other boroughs.