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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
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The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
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SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Clients OnlyFerguson, Missouri - August 10, 20141. Wide shot of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace."KTVI - Courtesy - Embargo St. Louis, MissouriFerguson, Missouri - August 9, 20142. Various shots of shooting scene, police and crowdAP Television - AP Clients OnlyFerguson, Missouri - August 10, 20143. SOUNDBITE: (English) Chief Jon Belmar, St. Louis County Police (Transcribed Below)KTVI - Courtesy - Embargo St. Louis, MissouriFerguson, Missouri - August 9, 20144. Various shots of shooting scene, police and residentsAP Television - AP Clients OnlyFerguson, Missouri - August 10, 20145. SOUNDBITE: (English) Chief Jon Belmar, St. Louis County Police (Transcribed Below)6. Various of protesters demonstrating in front of police station 7. Close of makeshift memorial of stuffed animals and flowers, etc.VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:ONE DAY AFTER A POLICE OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED AN UNARMED BLACK TEEN IN A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK-SUBURB OF ST. LOUIS, PROTESTERS GATHER TO DEMAND ANSWERS.(NATS)FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE DECEASED HAVE IDENTIFIED HIM AS 18 YEAR OLD MICHAEL BROWN -- A RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE.AUTHORITIES HAVEN'T IDENTIFIED THE POLICE OFFICER, BUT SAY HE WAS DEALING WITH TWO INDIVIDUALS AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING.THEY SAY THE SHOOTING OCCURED AFTER ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS ASSAULTED THE OFFICER BY PUSHING HIM INTO HIS VEHICLE SOUNDBITE: (English) Chief Jon Belmer, St. Louis County, Missouri (transcribed below) "it is our understanding at this point in the investigation that within the police car there was a struggle over the officers weapon. There was at least one shot fired within the car.POLICE SAY MOMENTS LATER -- THE OFFICER EXITED HIS VEHICLE AND FIRED HIS WEAPON MULTIPLE TIMES. SOUNDBITE: (English) Chief Jon Belmer, St. Louis County, Missori (transcribed below) "I can not say at this time how many times the subject was struck by gunfire....it was more than just a couple. I don't think it was many more than that."POLICE SAY THE OFFICER HAD BEEN ON THE F0RCE FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS -- AND HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMIINISTRATIVE LEAVE. THEY'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE SECOND INDIVIDUAL.BUT AS OF EARLY SUNDAY, HE WAS NOT FACING ANY CHARGES. THE LOCAL NAACP WANTS THE FBI TO EXAMINE THE CASE....WHILE A STATE SENATOR TELLS THE ST. LOUIS DISPATCH THAT SHE PLANS TO ASK THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH A FORMAL INVESTIGATION.NED BARKER....THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.