NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Body Cam Video Captures BMore Cop Planting Drugs, National Org Launches Initiative To Teach People To Document Police Abuse, Voter Intimidation Via Mobile Video


• Baltimore police are once again under scrutiny after this body cam video is discovered showing what appears to be an officer planting drugs.

The officers involved are connected to nearly 100 criminal cases whose prosecution may now be in jeopardy.

• An organization that advocates for minority participation in the telecommunications and digital industries is leading a new initiative to help people become more proficient in documenting incidents like police abuse and voter intimidation through mobile video.

The Santana Initiative is named after this young man, Feidin Santana, who used his cell phone to record the April 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott by then North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager. Santana’s phone video went viral and helped result in murder charges against Slager.

• After spending 9 of a 33-year sentence in prison for armed robbery, O.J. Simpson was granted parole yesterday. He could be free from prison as early as October.

• Actress, writer and producer Issa Rae’s wildly successful HBO series “Insecure” is back this Sunday for its second season.

Season one set social media on fire each and every week making season two one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Roland Martin recently sat down with Issa to get an idea of what was in store for season two.

• Finally — the new movie “Girls Trip” hits theaters today!

In part two of Roland Martin’s hilarious interview with the stars of “Girls Trip,” Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish continue sharing their experiences while making the highly anticipated film.

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

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