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Saturday, January 8, 2011

On the air Tonight at 11 PM on 870AM KRLA and on the web at KRLA870.com. Call in Number: 1-866-870-5752

Announcing Martha Montelongo and Chris Thompson on Intelligent Newstalk 870 AM KRLA. Also, streamed live on the web at http://www.KRLA870.com
Podcast:
Part 1 Part 2
Saturday Nights at 11PM, starting January 8th, 2011.
Call in Number:1-866-870-5752.
The show will be a virtual fireside get together with interesting, enterprising individuals who are passionate for liberty, and love living and making it happen in CA. Some are private sector, some public sector, and some work for non-profits, but the game we are up to with our talk and our guests, is to call out unethical, immoral behavior, inform, inspire, celebrate and proliferate creative endeavors and individual freedom.

My creed, to borrow from the words of Nathaniel Branden: "Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss." You can hold me accountable to that. We'll talk politics, business and culture, defining what is way out of integrity and an abuse of power, and feature leaders, stories and examples for how to clean it up and be part of transforming the future of CA such that our best days lay ahead.

Some say California is hopeless. No way. Too many precious resources here. We've got amazing dynamic individuals who play to win, believe in others, and model for others how to do it!

Make us your nightcap on Saturday nights in Southern CA, or where ever you are. This is still a happening place, and this little engine, The Martha Montelongo Show with Co-Host, Chris Thomson is revved up to go! Hope you'll join us.
This Saturday night:
Eric Christen of The Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction will join us briefly to talk about some extraordinary wins in San Diego County this past November. They prove CA is not hopeless for business, jobs and individuals. The message was key as was the spirit of the campaign. When you enroll people in the idea and the purpose of transforming their future opportunities, the fiscal health of their communities, the future for their families, we win!
Other topics on the table:
1. Redevelopment on the Chopping block?
2. CA ranks 3rd last in the nation for financial strength--Pension Reform?
3. It's right vs right on immigration--can we see our way out of a big breakdown in communication? The prize? How about a winning coalition in California, for starters...
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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

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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.

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