Never one to mince words, Comptroller Peter Franchot joins the Baltimore Barristers to discuss the ongoing controversy in Baltimore County and City over the lack of air conditioning and his new proposed regulations of fantasy sports. The Barristers also discuss the privately-funded aerial surveillance of Baltimore City.
Can a homeowner sue over PokémonGo over repeated trespassers trying to get to a “Pokéstop” in his backyard? Can a father get child custody away from an Ex who marries a convicted sex offender? Can an elementary school teacher be prosecuted for having a relationship with an adult high school student? Legal analysis on these bizarre stories and more on tonight’s episode.
With hypersensitivity and censorship running wild on college campuses, The Barristers invited attorney Ari Cohn from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to share some war stories from the front lines. How can public university in a free and open society ban “inconsiderate jokes”, “inappropriately directed laughter”, or any “discussions about sexual activity”? The simple answer: it is unconstitutional, but most universities get away with it.
Next, the Barristers discuss the recent Department of Justice Report on alleged unconstitutional practices of the Baltimore City Police Department.
Two-year wait times, secret lists, and bonuses for the bad guys. Everyone has heard what’s wrong with the Veteran’s Health Administration, but fixing it is the real question. Tonight, the Barristers meet with Doctor Mark Plaster, a Navy veteran, surgeon, and attorney, to discuss solutions. Should it be easier for corrupt or incompetent officials to be fired, and can long wait times be avoided with affordable alternatives to VA care? Next, the Barristers discuss Dr. Plaster’s candidacy for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District, the most gerrymandered in the nation.
Yesterday, the Baltimore County Council voted 6-1 against a bill requiring all landlords in the county to accept Section 8 vouchers. Delegate Robin Grammer explained to Alex why he worked to keep the bill from passing and how government housing vouchers have hurt Baltimore in the long run.
Is is a crime to go on a website after the owner told you not to? In California it might be. Is it a crime to say “hi” to a stranger of the opposite sex? In England it might be. Is it a crime to trick a man into thinking you’re a tourist so he’ll buy you expensive drinks at the club where you work? In Florida it might not be.
What does the future hold for the Republican Party? Alex sits down with Jack Hunter, Editor of Rare Politics and former New Media Director for Sen. Rand Paul, to discuss the party convention in Cleveland, the state of Republican minority outreach, and criminal justice issues like the death of Freddie Gray. Next, the Barristers discuss 1st Amendment issues related to online threats in the aftermath of numerous shooting deaths in the past few weeks. And to end the night, some practical advice about dashcams and for Pokémon Go players.
The Barristers break down the legal and social implications of the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Practical 2nd Amendment Rights and video recording of law enforcement are both big issues. The Barristers also discuss the recent court decision possibly making sharing Netflix passwords into a federal crime, and give practical advice about pets in hot cars this summer.
The Barristers discuss the decision of FBI Director James Comey’s decision to not recommend charges be brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Was Director Comey correct that other State and intelligence employees would not have been prosecuted had they done what Clinton did? Was there really insufficient evidence? Then, the Barristers discuss the latest updates in the trial of Lt. Brian Rice, and recent developments in DUI law.
The Baltimore Barristers are joined by the always provocative Milo Yiannopoulos, a British journalist and ardent supporter of Donald Trump. Milo shared his views on Brexit, the Orlando shooting, social justice warriors, and Donald Trump’s views on speech rights.