De Blasio’s Stop & Frisk Double-Cross, PayPal 14’s Day in Court, Whitewashing Mandela’s Legacy
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on soon-to-be New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s choice for Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, calling out Bratton’s support for controversial measures such as ‘Stop and Frisk’ and the surveillance of Muslim communities. Abby then speaks with Richard Wolff, economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts about the recent district court ruling on Detroit’s bankruptcy and how it could affect the pensions of thousands of city workers. Abby then gives a little viewer feedback, highlighting comments and calling out trolls. After the break, Abby speaks with investigative journalist Alexa O’Brien about the case of the PayPal 14; a group of internet activists charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. BTS wraps up the show highlighting the real legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela, discussing aspects of his life that the corporate media won’t.