NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Focus Shifts To Gun Control After Tragic Umpqua Community College Mass Shooting Claims The Lives Of 9


Roland Martin and NewsOne Now discussed the latest details in the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College and President Barack Obama‘s response to the shooting. During his remarks,  Mr. Obama expressed his extreme displeasure with lawmakers failure to address gun laws in America.


U.S. Senate Announces Bi-Partisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Addressing Mandatory Minimum Sentencing And Other Issues

Criminal justice reform has been a major issue for President Barack Obama,  progressives,  and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

In recent months the Koch Brothers,  Democrats and a number of Republicans have voiced their support for a change of course within the American justice system.

On Thursday, a bi-partisan bill was announced by members of  the U.S. Senate to address mandatory minimums and a number of other issues, but now the question arises is the proposed bill a “good bill” and will it actually address the sentencing disparities that result in the excessive numbers of non-violent offenders being locked up for extended periods of time.

Lauren Victoria Burke, Managing Editor of joined Roland Martin Friday on NewsOne Now to discuss the proposed bi-partisan legislation and discuss exactly what the bill contains. 

NYPD Announces Shift In Policing Practices, Will Document All Physical Encounters With Officers

In a historic shift, the NYPD has announced new policing guidelines for physical encounters with the citizens and a new program to report/document those instances.

Roland Martin, Tamika Mallory of the Justice League NYC and the NewsOne Now panel discuss this historic shift in policing practices by the NYPD as well as the impact that the Black Lives Matter movement is having on public policy around the nation.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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