Biden Should Deal With the Source of the Problems at the Border, Starting With the Corrupt Regime in Honduras
Then with more migrants arriving on the Southern border, mostly escaping violence in Honduras, we will look into the problems facing the Biden Administration as it takes a new approach to border issues but appears wedded to failed past policies when it comes to dealing with the sources of the problem, which is clearly the corrupt governments and violent gangs in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in collusion with drug cartels who are making life unbearable for ordinary folk who want to protect their children. Adrienne Pine, a Professor of Anthropology at American University and a self-described militant medical anthropologist and author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, joins us to discuss the Honduran Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkely, Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, Sheldon Whitehouse and Chris Van Hollen.
Could The Derek Chauvin Trial End With an Eruption Like the Rodney King Verdict?
Then finally with the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer seen on video taking the life of George Floyd, due to begin in Minneapolis on Monday, we speak with Mark Osler, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and author of Contemporary Criminal Law, a casebook. He joins us to discuss his article at CNN “The missing elements in the George Floyd murder trial” and the fear that an aquittal could result in the kind of violent erruption after the Rodney King verdict, as well as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act which recently passed in the House.