An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: A grand jury has failed to charge any of the three white Louisville police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor with her death, more than six months after they stormed the 26-year-old Black woman’s home in a no-knock raid and fired a hail of bullets in the middle of the night, leaving her dead. The grand jury’s only indictments were three counts of wanton endangerment against former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison for shooting into the apartment of a neighbor during the raid that ended Taylor’s life on March 13th. The two…

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Headlines for September 24, 2020

Officer Who Shot into Breonna Taylor's Apartment Charged, But Not for Her KillingDonald Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power If He Loses ElectionDr. Deborah Birx Reportedly "Distressed" by Direction of WH Coronavirus ResponseDr. Anthony Fauci Warns of Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on SurvivorsMissouri Gov. Mike Parson, Who Opposes Mask Mandates, Tests Positive for CoronavirusCanadian PM Justin Trudeau Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus InfectionsAntarctic Ice Melt May Bring 8 Feet of Sea Level Rise Even If Paris Climate Goals Are MetClimate Crisis Drives Record Fires in Brazil, Western United StatesChina Accused of Forcing Thousands of Tibetans into Mass Labor CampsAmnesty International Tells Senate to Reject Chad…

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No Más Bebés: ICE Hysterectomy Scandal Recalls 1970s LA, When a Hospital Sterilized Chicana Patients

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: In Georgia, immigration authorities have stopped sending immigrant female detainees held in the Irwin County Detention Center to a gynecologist accused of sterilizing the women prisoners without their consent. Dr. Mahendra Amin reportedly saw at least 60 women detained at the ICE jail, which is run by the private prison company LaSalle Corrections. On Tuesday, we interviewed the whistleblower nurse, Dawn Wooten, who worked at Irwin and said that women held there called Dr. Amin a, quote, “uterus collector.” Well, for our next guest, the news that a doctor had given immigrant women unwanted…

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People of Praise: Former Member of Group Tied to SCOTUS Front-Runner Amy Barrett Calls It a “Cult”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we continue to look at the background of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the apparent front-runner to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. President Trump said he’ll announce a nominee on Saturday. Mitch McConnell appears to have the 51 votes he needs in the Senate to force a confirmation vote through before the election. We’re looking at Amy Barrett’s membership in a secretive Catholic group with rigid gender roles and a lifelong loyalty oath. We’re now joined…

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Who Is Amy Barrett? Front-Runner to Replace RBG Is Anti-Abortion Member of Patriarchal Catholic Group

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at the future of the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney said he’ll support a floor vote for President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at the age of 87. SEN. MITT ROMNEY: My liberal friends have, over many decades, gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court. And that’s not written in the stars. AMY GOODMAN: The announcement means Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the support of 51 Republican senators he needs to rapidly push forward…

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Headlines for September 23, 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 200,000, On Track to Double by Year's EndFDA Reportedly Planning Stricter Guidelines for Release of COVID-19 VaccinePentagon Spent $1 Billion of Coronavirus Funds on Military SuppliesTrump Says Coronavirus "Affects Virtually Nobody" as U.S. Death Toll Tops 200,000U.N. Secretary-General Warns of New Cold War as Trump Attacks China over CoronavirusSen. Mitt Romney Backs Rapid Vote on Trump's Supreme Court NomineeOfficer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Killing Defends Actions, Calls Protesters "Thugs"Federal Agents Tapped Cellphones of Portland ProtestersPresident Trump Dodges Question About Poisoning of Kremlin Critic Alexei NavalnyBelarusian Leader Sworn In at Secret Ceremony as Protests Continue Against His RuleJailed Transgender Woman Dies After Describing Horrid…

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“Belly of the Beast”: Survivors of Forced Sterilizations in California’s Prisons Fight for Justice

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. The horrific exposure of forced hysterectomies at an ICE jail in Georgia has forced a reckoning with the U.S.’s long history of sterilizations — particularly of Black, Brown, poor and disabled people — and the way this procedure has continued in jails and prisons to the present day. We’ll go now to California, where a new documentary is bringing one of these disturbing stories to light. In 2001, Kelli Dillon was sterilized at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. The…

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Whistleblower Nurse in ICE Jail Alleges Forced Sterilization & Neglect Amid 8th COVID Death

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: The official death toll from COVID-19 in the United States is just hitting 200,000, though the real number is almost certainly far higher. Some public health experts say infections could spike this fall and winter and double the death count by the end of the year. As the virus continues to spread, we look now at allegations that Immigration and Customs Enforcement helped spread the virus through medical neglect and abuse in ICE jails. On Monday, ICE confirmed the 20th person to die in its detention in fiscal year 2020, making it one of…

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Headlines for September 22, 2020

GOP, Trump Charge Forward with Effort to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme CourtDOJ Designates New York City, Seattle, Portland as "Anarchist" CitiesCDC Again Retracts Information About Coronavirus on Website; HHS Head Azar Exerts Control Over FDA150+ Countries, Not Including the U.S., Join U.N.'s Effort to Fairly Distribute COVID-19 VaccineHouse Report Finds Immigrant Prisoners Denied Access to Essential Care, Forced into LaborMexican National Dies in Georgia Immigration PrisonOne Week into Peace Talks, Scores Killed in Bloody Day of Fighting Across Afghanistan6 People Killed in Colombian Massacre as Rampant Violence Has Claimed Over 240 Lives in 2020Calls Mount for Release of Sudanese Filmmaker and Activist Hajooj KukaGlobal Heating Sees…

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“A National Tragedy”: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Friend & “Favorite Client” Remembers the Legal Icon

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. We now look at one of the cases for which she first gained fame in the '70s, when she co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union and argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court. The case’s name was Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld. Justice Ginsburg and her plaintiff, Stephen Wiesenfeld, explain the case in this clip from the award-winning documentary RBG. We also hear from feminist icon Gloria Steinem.…

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