Aug 26 2011

Faiza Patel on NYPD surveillance, Rena Steinzor on regulatory reforms


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This week on CounterSpin: An Associated Press report about how the New York City Police Department is working with the CIA to carry out domestic spying operations on minorities in cities across the U.S., is making some waves, and raising questions about ethnic and racial profiling. NYPD has tried to deny aspects of the August 25th story, and on August 26th, a news conference by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was cut short when a reporter asked about it. We’ll be joined by Faiza Patel, the co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at New York University’s Brenna Center for Justice.

Also on CounterSpin today, a regulatory look-back doesn’t sound all that exciting. That’s what they’re calling new White House efforts to eliminate or scale back federal regulations that are being called inefficient, unnecessary or too expensive. There’s been a long-running campaign to denounce Big Government’s heavy-handed job crushing regulatory powers. How could we have a more enlightened conversation about government regulations? Rena Steinzor of the Center for Progressive Reform will join us to talk about that.


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