Episode 118: Happy Motoring; Dangerous Living

This Episode explores the intersection between police brutality and car dependency. I use pieces looking at the biases and other problems of traffic enforcement, shift to police reform stories and touch on homelessness and then swing back to cars as a weapon and expression of supremacy over others with a wrap up by pointing out that the driving test, like most symbols of harm reduction within capitalism, are bullcrap.

Music Used: Calling All Cops by Motion City Soundtrack:

Sources
Because of Racist System, automatic Traffic enforcement
https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5pvgm/we-dont-need-cops-to-enforce-traffic-laws
Because of that and Unsafe Diving; End enforcement, reform driving
https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/2/25/why-routine-traffic-stops-dont-make-us-safer
Newark NJ gloats of lack of police gun use; credit reforms
https://newjersey.news12.com/newark-police-no-officer-fired-a-single-shot-in-2020-thanks-to-de-escalation-program
Denver set to expand successful unarmed crisis teams;
https://www.optimistdaily.com/2021/02/denvers-unarmed-911-response-team-arrested-no-one-in-its-first-6-months/
Another Denver story about legal Homeless camp; various reactions
https://www.westword.com/news/denver-safe-camping-site-program-continues-as-readers-debate-what-to-do-about-homelessness-11940011
Unread: Homeless and activists occupy motel during Lockdown; city scrabbles to house teens
https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article248154375.html
Cars as weapons of the Far Right: Justification of status quo for Moderates: Driving culture is a representation of everything ugly about America and its politics
https://itsgoingdown.org/the-culture-of-vehicular-attacks-on-the-murder-of-deona-marie-erickson/
Driving Test and Driving Safety comparable to capitalism as a whole
https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kvkna/abolish-the-driving-test

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