Stephen Aaron Grey

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IS THIS SOMETHING THAT LIBERTARIANS AND CONSERVATIVES CAN AGREE ON?

INSTANT LIBERTARIAN GUEST: Stephen Aaron Grey, is a leading Libertarian spokesman, freedom activist, and author of Ant Farm: A Novel About What’s Bugging Society.

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“President Barack Obama asked federal agencies on last week for concrete recommendations to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a “militarized culture” within police departments, as he promoted the use of body cameras by police in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

Obama spoke after meeting with mayors, civil rights leaders and law enforcement officials at the White House to discuss a recently completed review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local police departments — such as the kind used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot dead. Although Obama didn’t call for those programs to be pulled back, he said there was a need to create accountability, transparency and trust between police and the communities they serve.

“This is not a problem just of Ferguson, Missouri. This is a national problem,” Obama said.

In tandem with the meeting, the White House announced it wants more police to wear cameras that capture their interactions with civilians. The cameras are part of a $263 million spending package to help police departments improve their community relations. Of the total, $74 million would be used to help pay for 50,000 of the small, lapel-mounted cameras to record police on the job, with state and local governments paying half the cost.

Pushing back on concerns the task force would be all talk and no action, Obama said this situation was different because he was personally invested in ensuring results. He said young people attending the meeting had relayed stories about being marginalized in society and said those stories violate “my idea of who we are as a nation.

“In the two years I have remaining as president,” Obama said, “I’m going to make sure we follow through.”

READ: http://krqe.com/2014/12/01/obama-dont-want-militarized-police-culture/

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BIO: Stephen Aaron Grey is passionate about liberty. Having traveled the globe as an internationally acclaimed DJ (under the stage name ‘Freaky Flow’), he has come to recognize that freedom works, and control does not. A tribute to a George Orwell classic, and simultaneously a nod to those who pursue liberty across the globe, Grey’s Ant Farm expresses these ideas in a creative narrative that anyone can easily understand. With an academic history focused on world religions, to boot, Grey possesses an added cultural sensitivity, which contributes to the universal impact of the philosophies that he holds so dear. It’s no wonder that many are already calling Ant Farm a new classic.

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