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The Tsarnaev Trial, Big Bank Felonies, & the Patriot Act (E06)

Kade breaks down what’s going on with the Patriot Act, and why even if it sunsets, more reforms are needed. Alexis discusses the five banks that pled guilty to felony charges…and why the consequences for the felonies these big banks pled guilty to are totally different than felonies that mere mortals face. And Kade gives an in-depth overview of the Tsarnaev trial: It’s finally over—or is it? What we learned in the final weeks, and what’s likely to come.

Further Reading

To read more about the Big Banks’ felony pleas in the FX price rigging scandal, read Alexis’s piece “When is a Felony Not a Felony? When You’re a Bank!

To read more about the Tsarnaev trial, read Kade’s extensive prior coverage of the trial.

And as a general reminder, please RATE US on iTunes, and help Kade with her dream of knocking NPR shows out of the top five News & Politics podcasts on iTunes.

Credit Where Due

The theme for this show is the song “Missing You” by Jahzzar, also know as Javier Suarez. You can find his work at betterwithmusic.com. Theme music for BITCH PLEASE is “Hachiko (The Faithful Dog)” a song by The Kyoto Connection. Finally, you should know that the font for our logo is by the graphic designer Marisa Passos.

Ep 3: Problems with the Tsarnaev trial, Wall Street reform in 2015

Kade discusses problems with the Tsarnaev trial (United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev), including troubling secrecy and civil liberties violations. And Alexis talks about what we can expect in the realm of Wall Street reform in 2015, especially given the action-packed first week in the House of Representatives.

We also review which news producers really need to quit their jobs, and why the NYTimes editorial board, usually decent on civil liberties, earns a “b*tch, please!” for a December 30 oped on the NYPD.

You can also listen to the episode on YouTube and iTunes.
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