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Week In Review: James Foley, Police Militarization, Governor’s Race

After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP)

After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP)

WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Radio Boston’s week-in-review panel about the death of New Hampshire journalist James Foley, concern over the militarization of police, the race for Massachusetts governor, and race for state attorney general.

Guests

John Carroll, mass communications professor at Boston University and blogger at campaignoutsider.com. He tweets at @johncarroll_bu.

Adrian Walker, columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets at @Adrian_Walker.


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