The Legal Defense Show – 07/09/16


Another week, another episode of Legal Defense with attorneys John Birdsall and Kirk Obear on 101.5 FM WHBL Sheboygan. They start off discussing shootings by police in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, and debate the escalation of tension in each circumstance that led the officers to use lethal force. In the show’s second portion, John and Kirk expand on how and when police officers are supposed to use their firearms while on duty, and what the repercussions for misuse ought to be. They also examine the debate over whether cops should use body cameras, and what impact on fatal shootings the technology may have. The latter half of the show takes a look at the scandal surrounding the Boy Scouts of America, and allegations that the organization hid reports of child abuse by Scout leaders in so-called ‘Perversion Files.’