Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Mass Incarceration: The Failure of Prisons As a Replacement for Social Services — Podcast May 26, 2014

Tough On Crime: Mass Incarceration As a Case Study in What Can Happen When You Aren’t Careful What You Wish For. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rates per capita of any country in the world, higher even than countries such as China … Continue reading

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When Sedition Poses As Patriotism: Cliven Bundy and His Arizona Supporters — Podcast May 12, 2014

When It’s the Right Wing Pointing Guns at Federal Officials, Does That Make It Okay? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, with producer Gary LaMaster, ask why Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe and U.S. Representative Paul Gosar are so eager to support Cliven … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties and Public Advocacy: the Role of the ACLU — Podcast March 17, 2004

The ACLU vs. Governmental Overreach. Democratic Perspective welcomes Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director of the ACLU for Arizona, and Michael Lacey, co-founder of the Phoenix New Times, for a discussion of the role of whistleblowers and  journalists in exposing the government’s abuses of … Continue reading

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Dianne Post Interview — Podcast December 9, 2013

Who Benefits from For-Profit Prisons? The Ideological Myths, Perverse Incentives, and Corruption that Underlie the Private Prison System in Arizona. Attorney and long-time campaigner for women’s equality and the rule of law Dianne Post joins Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson for a … Continue reading

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Sasha Abramsky Interview — Podcast November 25, 2013

Throwing Away the Key: Mass Incarceration As a Substitute for Effective Social Policy. Author and journalist Sasha Abramsky returns to Democratic Perspective to discuss his research on the Prison Industrial Complex. How the justice system in the United States has become a one-way … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice in Theory and Practice — Podcast November 4, 2013

Restorative Justice: An Emphasis on Healing Rather Than Retribution.  Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino are joined by Elizabeth Yancey, mediator and former Presiding Magistrate of the Municipal Court of Sedona, Arizona, and Warren Sanford, Magistrate Pro-Tempore of the Municipal … Continue reading

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Immigration Nation.

On July 22, 2013, Democratic Perspective took on the politically-charged subject of immigration policy and Senate Bill 744, the Immigration Reform Bill that recently passed the US Senate. It seems almost everybody has an opinion about immigration. But many lack … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings and Gun Control — Podcast January 7, 2013

Gun Control: Will It Ever Be Possible? In the wake of the Newtown massacre, Gary LaMaster and Bill Timberman join Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson for a discussion of the rise in mass shootings in the United States. … Continue reading

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Daryl Johnson Interview, Part 2 — Podcast December 24, 2012

Domestic Extremists: Who Are They, Why Are They So Angry, and How Do We Assess Their Potential for Violence? Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, who now heads his own consulting firm, DT Analytics, returns to … Continue reading

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Daryl Johnson Interview — Podcast December 17, 2012

Playing Politics with Homeland Security: How a Republican Attempt to Embarrass the Obama Administration Weakened Our Safeguards Against Domestic Terrorism. Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, explains how a 2009 report that he and his … Continue reading

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