Influence Watch Podcast #122: Protesting, Rioting, and Looting

In this episode, we’ll continue to cover the ongoing protesting, rioting, and looting and talk about how—although it may feel like we’re in unchartered territory—the country has actually seen this kind of upheaval before. And we’ll tell you a little bit about the primary groups involved in some of the violence.

We’ll also discuss the blatant hypocrisy of journalists and legislators encouraging mass protests in the interest of social justice after spending months telling Americans they must shut down their lives and livelihoods for fear of uncontrollable outbreaks of the coronavirus.

Finally, we’ll talk about the death of George Floyd and how police reform—and even defunding police as some more radical elements have called for—will not solve the problem of abusive police behavior, but addressing the hold unions have on police departments might.

Listen to “Episode 122: Protesting, Rioting, and Looting” on Spreaker.

  • The Dispatch: “Ben’s Chili Bowl Founder on Civil Unrest—In 1968 and Today” – The Dispatch
  • Capital Research: “Antifa: We Have Been Here Before With the Weathermen” – Ken Braun
  • InfluenceWatch: Students for a Democratic Society
  • InfluenceWatch: The Weatherman
  • Capital Research: Origins of Antifa
  • InfluenceWatch: Antifa
  • Capital Research: Black Lives Matter (From the CRC Archives)
  • InfluenceWatch: Black Lives Matter
  • Twitter: Mike Watson Twitter thread
  • The Verge: “Blaming protesters for COVID-19 spread ignores the bigger threats to health
  • Twitter: Brian Fallon tweet
  • Reason.com: “It’s Time to Bust Police Unions”
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    Sarah Lee

    Sarah Lee was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., but found herself drawn to Washington, DC, the birthplace of her mother, after completing a master’s degree in public administration from…
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