Another instance of police violence against an unarmed black man in Kenosha leads to the paralyzation of Jacob Blake. Protests turn to riots and downtown Kenosha burns, bringing guns and militia the next night. Unrest turns ugly as a 17-year-old vigilante kills 2 and injures a third. Where do we draw the line between protesting and rioting? How do we repair the relationship between police and the black community? Does any of the violence bring us any closer to justice or change?
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Like many workplaces, The Proversation finally moves forward using ZOOM. In this episode, Rick and Brian freestyle across a swath of topics including coping with unemployed life, the upcoming school year, and a Wisconsin lake party that attracted many hundreds of people while the state is under a mask mandate.
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