Arming BUS DRIVERS???

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This morning, Mark Riley had a piece on a proposal to arm NYC transit workers with tasers. These are deadly weapons that can also be used for torture. See the Amnesty International links below for information on police abuse of these weapons. If trained police officers misuse these weapons, imagine the potential for abuse that would be created by arming bus drivers!

http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/amnesty-international-urges-stricter-limits-on-police-taser-use-as-us-death-toll-reaches-500 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR51/129/2008/en/d18c994d-c136-11dd-9368-1fd51b1be7bc/amr511292008en.pdf

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Update: Look for an official Amnesty International response in the NY Daily News

re: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-state-sen-eric-adams-transit-workers-armed-tasers-article-1.1062688

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Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

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