Oct 4, 2020 • 1HR 39M

55. Tim Tolka - Author, Blue Mafia

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Brian "BZ" Douglas
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Today my guest is Tim Tolka, author of Blue Mafia, which is best described by the closing line of the first chapter:

“This is the story of two police departments, their turbulent relationship with the local community, and how a 'crazy' lawyer risked everything to bring in a higher authority.”

Blue Mafia has many lessons for other cities in Ohio and across the nation. It is also a harrowing tale of how the gears of our legal and civic machinery can chew up activists, lawyers, and victims of police violence.





Brian "BZ" Douglas is an independent movement journalist and podcast producer. All work is 100% reader/viewer supported. 

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