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Forum Post: The Right to Remain Silent (This American Life Podcast)

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 12, 2013, 8:06 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA
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Ira introduces this week's show, which includes two stories of people who speak up when most people would keep quiet. (1 minute)

Ira Glass

Act One The First Rule of the Apple Store: Don't Talk About the Apple Store.


One day, Joe Lipari had a frustrating encounter with a worker at the Apple Store. And then Joe did what a lot of us would do: He vented. But he vented in a way that ended up having some serious repercussions. Producer Ben Calhoun tells the story. (16 minutes)Film/Film Making • Police • Technology

Ben Calhoun

Song: "You, You're Awesome", Do Make Say Think Act Two Is That a Tape Recorder in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?


For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow officers on the job, including their supervisors ordering them to do all sorts of things that police aren't supposed to do. For example, downgrading real crimes into lesser ones, so they wouldn't show up in the crime statistics and make their precinct look bad. Adrian's story first appeared as a five part series in the Village Voice, written by Graham Rayman. Schoolcraft's website looking for other cops to come forward is here. (41 minutes)Criminal Justice • Jobs/Employment • Police

Ira Glass




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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22863) 5 years ago

Hmmm. Schoolcraft dubbed an "emotionally disturbed person" when he blew the whistle on the NYPD. This is America, folks.


Great post, Matt. Thanks.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago


perhaps open communication can solve more problems

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Adrian Schoolcraft............ is still mind blowing.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago

Quota's must met