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ON THE LINE: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of Wari
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June 20, 2014 3:00 AM
Sexual violence during conflict can be an unfortunate by-product of war, and it is often wielded as a weapon to destroy certain communities or to change the ethnic make-up of a society. How sexual violence is used to punish, terrorize, and destroy -- that's next "On the Line".

ON THE LINE: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War

Published June 19, 2014

Sexual violence during conflict can be an unfortunate by-product of war, and it is often wielded as a weapon to destroy certain communities or to change the ethnic make-up of a society. How sexual violence is used to punish, terrorize, and destroy -- that's next "On the Line".

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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