Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Janine Bandcroft, Policing Poverty May 14, 2012

This week: The Vancouver Island Public Interest Group, or VIPIRG, has created a report on a disturbing trend taking hold in Victoria. Here, and around North America, a tyrannical attitude towards the poorest in society has witnessed the targeting of unhoused and others appearing impoverished.

Police in Victoria, and beyond are devoting inordinate resources to attack those guilty primarily of being left out of an economic system devolving into a stark hierarchy of haves, have nots, and the violent actors maintaining an increasingly unjust, and unsustainable status quo.

VIPIRG says; “Out of Sight: Policing Poverty” is a community research project that takes a close look at how policing and the criminal justice system intersect with the lives of street-involved people in Victoria, Coast and Straits Salish Territories. Through over 100 peer interviews, the project opens a space for the experiences and perspectives of street-involved people to take center-stage in our communities’ efforts to build a better understanding of policing, criminal justice and poverty.”

Bringing into sight the social engineering tactics deployed by police against the impoverished in both segments today.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city’s streetz and beyond.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays/Saturdays, 11am/8am Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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