Most of us know that texting while driving isn’t safe, but according to the National Transportation Safety Board “hands-free” aren’t any safer. The Barristers and Board Member Robert Sumwalt also discussed texting ban exceptions for emergency response personal, and the use of GPS on the road. And in the third segment the Barristers considered the constitutional and political issues related to Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility for the presidency.
The Baltimore Barristers welcomed Joe Cassilly, the State’s Attorney for Harford County on the show to discuss the police practice of confiscating money and property even when the owner is never charged with a crime. Next, the Barristers discuss the next issues in the trials surrounding Freddie Gray’s death: whether Ofc. Porter can be compelled to testify at the trial of Ofc. Goodson, despite him facing is own re-trial later this year.
To discuss the pressing issue of police reform, the Baltimore Barristers welcome Professor Steven Lurie of Pepperdine University, who is also a Lieutenant in the Los Angeles Police Department, onto the show. Important questions of crime rates, community relations, and the drug war are debated in a lively discussion.