#040 - Time For a Change
Protests have exploded in St. Louis following the final verdict of a case regarding Jason Stockley, a St. Louis police officer responsible for the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Officer Stockley shot Smith 5 times after an alleged drug deal which developed into a car chase. Despite DNA evidence providing evidence that Stockley may have planted a gun in Smith's car and stockley's damning quote, "I’m going to kill this this motherfucker, don’t you know it." The St. Louis Judge Wilson found that Stockley’s use of force was justified, he felt that Stockley was not guilty of any homicide crime..
For a great breakdown of the verdict, check out this article: https://www.slu.edu/law/law-journal/online/2017-18/the-stockley-verdict.php
Our hosts take the time to briefly break down the case and it's response in St. Louis. We then turn to a larger question - what is the efficacy of protests in the modern United States?
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