Linda Benesch, Social Security Works & Max Blumenthal, Alternet/The 51 Day War, join Thom. On Sunday – a shooter in Baton Rouge killed three police officers and wounded three others in what police are now calling a premeditated assault on police officers. For the latest on this we go now to RT Correspondent Alexey Yaroshevsky in Baton Rouge Louisiana. So what can we make of this attack against police? And what steps can be done to reduce police violence – and this sort of retaliation? How can we break this cycle of violence and injustice?

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