Nov 12, 2020
In this episode we interview Brandon Soderberg who along with Baynard Woods co-authored the book I Got A Monster, The Rise And Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad. Soderberg is a reporter living Baltimore and was previously the Editor in Chief of the Baltimore City Paper and a contributing writer to SPIN. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Vice, The Village Voice and many other publications.
In this episode we talk about the remarkable corruption of Baltimore PD’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), which is the subject of Brandon’s recent book and discuss how this exceptional example is a logical manifestation of the very system of US policing. Soderberg also talks about all the ways in which the political and justice systems reinforce unconstitutional policing as a matter of course. We also discuss how police undermine methods of violence interruption.