May 27, 2022 • 50M

Did Texas Police Fail School Massacre Victims?

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Matt Taibbi
Katie Halper
Useful Idiots is an informative and irreverent politics podcast with journalist Matt Taibbi and podcaster/writer Katie Halper. Episodes feature on-the-road coverage of the 2020 campaign and exclusive interviews, with humor, commentary and dissection of the politics news of the week. Join Matt and Katie as they examine important stories that have slipped through the cracks and what the media got wrong – and laugh about whatever is left to laugh about.
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Become a Useful Idiot to get the extended interview, where Mike Prysner interrupts George Bush and explains how US violence abroad breeds violence at home.

Amid growing scrutiny of the police response to the Uvalde school massacre, Mike Prysner, producer of the Empire Files and Iraq war veteran, tell us:

“In a way, they were accomplices to the mass shooter. The number of dead was aided by the police.”

Perhaps through cowardice or racism, Prysner says, the police stood outside and subdued parents while their kids were shot inside.

“With car accidents, there are steps you can take to protect your child,” Prysner explains. “There’s nothing you can do to protect them from guns other than move to Canada as a refugee of US violence.”

Hear Prysner’s full take on the shooting and guns in America, an important perspective from a veteran who once loved guns. Plus, in the extended episode Mike explains why he yelled at George Bush and how Memorial Day is only another militaristic holiday to whitewash a deadly and racist history.

And watch Mike and Abby Martin’s episode on the true history of Memorial Day, Used & Betrayed, and their important documentary Gaza Fights for Freedom.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.