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Friday, July 30, 2010

Sat 7-31-10 Join Me for My Last show. Great Guests on Marriage and Divorce, War on Drugs, Doctors' Tea Party, Women in Film: Writers, Producers and Directors

Join me on the air, Saturday from 10AM to Noon, PT, for two fast hours of scintillating conversation on Outlook with Martha, on CRN, on
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My Guests:
Rodney Winters,  on the question, is divorce contagious? We'll talk about this theory, the impact of divorce on couples, children, friends and family.  Mr. Winters is the author of "Go Into The House," about his personal experience with marriage and divorce.  
Ralph F. Weber CLU, is an expert on health insurance.  He is an entrepreneur with innovative ideas for how to make health coverage more affordable, efficient and keep it dynamic and cutting edge.   He is the founder of Medi-bid, a consumer driven exchange for competitively bid medical services.  He'll talk with us about the Doctor's Tea Party event coming up in San Diego, August 7th, and his most recent post at Mediblog titled Canadian Physician Warns, "Obamacare Rationing is Inevitable."  

One of the Law Enforcement speakers from LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), joins me to discuss the campaign in CA to legalize marijuana.  All of LEAP's speakers are required to be in or retired from a career in law enforcement.  This includes judges, police and other law enforcement agencies. 
We'll discuss who is funding the Yes on Prop19 and the No on Prop 19 sides?   Who supports Prop 19, the initiative on the Nov ballot in CA?  What are the arguments for and against Prop 19, and what is the truth of the matter, if you're a concerned citizen who cares about law and order, and protecting individual citizens from tyranny and crime? 

Courtney Balaker, writer, producer and director who is working in Hollywood, joins us to talk about her most recent projects and her experience working in media.  I loved a short film she wrote, produced and directed a few years ago, called Cute Couple.  More than cute, it's very clever and thought provoking. And Courtney is a lot of fun!  

The lines are open. I hope you put us on your calendar, tune in, give us a call, and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10 to 11AM PT, and 8 to 11PM PT, one fast hour in the morning and three fun hours on Saturday night, on CRN 1

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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database


Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.