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On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continuesi
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August 23, 2013 3:00 AM
Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continues

Published August 22, 2013

Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

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US POLICE & EXCESSIVE FORCE
A bystander's video of a South Carolina police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man has reignited the US debate over excessive use of force by law enforcement. With Americans weighing in loudly on social media, several key questions have reemerged: Are these shootings the result of “bad apples” or part of the high cost of curbing crime in troubled areas? And, is it time to equip US police officers with body cameras? This week’s HashtagVOA seeks answers from all sides of the debate.
GUESTS
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Democrat - Missouri
Lorie Fridell: Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida
Steve Tuttle: Vice President of Strategic Communications, Taser Corporation