In this special episode, the Laura Flanders is at the scene of the Republican National Convention — but while the party is on inside Quicken Loans Arena, much of Cleveland is still grieving. The 2014 death of Tamir Rice still rests in the minds of many city residents, but it is not the only one.
And death is a topic; at the RNC, the rhetoric is targeting those who fear the death of middle class chances and white-working class jobs. There’s a reality to thaat too, in a city where the normal family incomes are half the national average. In a city that’s hurting, in a country that’s hurting, who is speaking to all this hurt?
The LF Show are on the ground speaking to Joel Anderson and Cassandra Johnson, the family of Tanisha Anderson, killed by Cleveland Police in 2014. They continue to await justice. Other guests include Jim Mason, Goodyear Unit President and member of United Steelworkers of America; Harriet Applegate, Executive Secretary at North Shore AFL-CIO; Imam Paul Hassan, Cleveland Interfaith Activist; and Deb Kline, Director of Cleveland Jobs for Justice.