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August 27, 2023
What A Day
The Persecution Of Prosecutors

In This Episode

  • A white gunman shot and killed three Black people in a racist attack at a Dollar General store on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. The attack is the latest incidence of racist gun violence perpetrated by a young, white gunman in the United States, and it is being investigated as a hate crime.
  • Georgia Republicans have expedited the passing of a new state law that would allow the legislature to remove local prosecutors — particularly Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who recently indicted Donald Trump. This is the GOP’s latest attempt to remove prosecutorial power from DAs across the country.
  • And in headlines: Russian officials finally confirmed that Yevgeny Prigozhin died in a plane crash outside of Moscow, at least seven people were shot and killed just outside of Haiti’s capital, and members of the United Auto Workers union overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike.

 

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s Monday, August 28th. I’m Priyanka Aribindi.

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And I’m Josie Duffy Rice. And this is What A Day where we want to congratulate Simone Biles for scoring her eighth national gymnastics title. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: And you are welcome, Simone. We would have given you a real run for your money if we– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –had been competing. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: You know, you may be the best athlete in the world, but Priyanka and I haven’t– 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: –tried athlete-ing yet. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. We’ll never know. Our potential will [laughter] just lie dormant within us. And you’re welcome. [laughter] [music break]

 

Josie Duffy Rice: On today’s show, Republicans are working to unseat Fani Willis before the DA’s case against Trump in Georgia can even start. Plus, tens of thousands marched on D.C. last weekend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of MLK’s speech, I Have a Dream. Including his son. 

 

[clip of Martin Luther King III] Instead of moving forward, it feels as if we are moving backward. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: We’ve got more coming up. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: But first, a white gunman shot and killed three Black people in a racist attack at a Dollar General store on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. The victims were identified as 52 year old Angela Michelle Carr, 19 year old Anolt Joseph Laguerre, and 29 year old Jerrald Gallion. The 21 year old gunman has been identified. We will not be naming him here to avoid giving him any additional notoriety. He died after turning the weapon on himself. The attack, which is the latest incidence of racist gun violence perpetrated by a young white gunman in the United States is being investigated as a hate crime. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: This is a really, really devastating story. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And a reminder that these people are willing to die for their racist beliefs. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: He’s dead because he was racist, not just other people, which obviously is just such a tragedy. So let’s start with the other elephant in the room, other than the racism, the guns. So what was he armed with here? How did he get them? Tell me a little bit more about that. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. So this gunman was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and a Glock handgun, both of which he purchased legally in Florida. According to authorities, he had drawn swastikas on his AR-15. Though he had no official criminal history. Police said that he had been involved in a domestic call back in 2016 and he was temporarily held involuntarily under Florida’s Baker Act for Mental Illness examination in 2017. In Florida, the Baker Act involves temporary detention for up to 72 hours for mental health and emergency services. Typically, a person who has been detained under the Baker Act is ineligible to buy firearms. So it is not yet clear how or why this man was able to. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: That’s what happens right when there are a gazillion loopholes to your regulations. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, because one thing we do know for sure is that he certainly did buy these guns, I believe, in April and in June.

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right, um we know that the shooter specifically targeted Black people. You mentioned the swastikas on his gun. He had manifestos like this was racist. Right. But what else do we know about his motivations? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yes, definitely racist. As you mentioned, he had written several manifestos before leaving his parents home to commit the killing spree. Take a listen to Sheriff T.K. Waters of Jacksonville County describe what they found. 

 

[clip of Sheriff T.K. Waters] The shooter had offered several manifestos, one to his parents, one to the media, and one to federal agents. Portions of these manifestos detailed the shooter’s disgusting ideology of hate. Plainly put this shooting was racially motivated, and he hated Black people. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Devastating. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. According to authorities, before shooting up the store, he went to Edward Waters University, which is a historically Black university in Jacksonville. He was wearing a bulletproof vest. He refused to identify himself to an on campus security officer, was then asked to leave. But then he did so without, you know, any more incident. But he headed straight from there to the Dollar General Store. Before the police arrived on the scene, the gunman texted his father to go into his room where his father found these manifestos. His father then called the neighboring counties sheriff’s office shortly afterwards. The police were already at the scene at the Dollar General by that point. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The shooting was five years to the day after a 2018 mass shooting in downtown Jacksonville at a video game tournament. That was a fact that the gunman specifically referenced in his writings. It also happened to coincide with the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is just cruel timing. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, the timing is devastating and a reminder that like 60 years is not actually that long. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Certainly not. President Biden acknowledged the symbolism in a statement writing, quote, “This day of remembrance and commemoration ended with yet another American community wounded by an act of gun violence, reportedly fueled by hate filled animus and carried out with two firearms. Even as we continue searching for answers, we must say clearly and forcefully that white supremacy has no place in America. We must refuse to live in a country where Black families going to the store or Black students going to school live in fear of being gunned down because of the color of their skin.” Obviously, everything he’s saying is just true. That’s just the way it should be. But it is sad to think that you and I, Josie, will be sitting here–

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: In a month’s time, two months time, six months time. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yup. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Doing another story just like this. This happens– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –all too often in this country. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, it really does. And it’s a reminder that we’re actually not addressing the root of the problem, right? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I mean, we’re not addressing either part. We’re not addressing the racism. We’re not addressing the guns. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Exactly. Now we’re going to turn to the criminal case against Donald Trump in Georgia. But this time with how Republicans are trying to stop it before it starts. The Republicans in the state have expedited the passing of a new state law that would allow the legislature to remove local prosecutors. The target of the law is Fani Willis, the Fulton County D.A. who recently indicted Donald Trump. It’s the latest in the Republican effort to remove prosecutorial power from those who they don’t agree with, a move that is sure to hurt progressives across the country. Also, the latest Republican effort to keep Donald Trump from ever facing any consequences of all criminal, personal– 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: –electoral [laugh] for trying to overthrow the election. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, what a convenient coincidence that just– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It is weird. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –the target of this specific law is Fani Willis. [laugh]

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The DA who is–

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –indicting Donald Trump? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: That feels a little politically motivated– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Feels weird. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –one might say. Let’s start with this Georgia law in particular. Give us some context there, please. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Earlier this year, state Republicans passed Senate Bill 92, which establishes a commission that can discipline or remove any elected prosecutors for pretty outrageous reasons, which include, quote, “failing to review every individual case for which probable cause exists.” That might sound reasonable, but it’s the farthest thing from reasonable. There’s not a prosecutor in America who pursues every crime. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: None. Zero. Zip. Zilch, you can’t. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s their job, right, to decide what they’re doing. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Exactly. Prosecutorial discretion is a huge thing. Right. And there are so many crimes. Like a couple years ago, someone tried to count all the federal crimes and they couldn’t. They spent two years doing it, and they couldn’t do it all, right? [laugh] Like, there is no possible way to investigate and review every one. For example, if someone says, hey, my lunch was stolen from the fridge at my job, maybe that’s technically a crime. Should the cops come out and should prosecutors spend their resources investigating your lunch? 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Depends what they’re having for lunch, but probably not. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Depends what they’re having. Probably not. It would be crazy for any prosecutor in America to waste resources pursuing that, prosecuting that because resources are limited and priorities matter. If a prosecutor is clear that they don’t want to spend their limited time pursuing a certain crime, they have the right to do that right? Maybe they’d rather pursue murders than the lunch time caper. [laughter] So this idea that these prosecutors are doing something out of the ordinary is just wrong. And all prosecutors have made a cost benefit analysis about what they pursue. So these are basically political removals, because here in Georgia, under this new law, the governor can appoint commission members. The Governor is you may remember Brian Kemp. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Solidly Republican. He can give state Republicans a very clear way to punish Fani Willis. And they can choose not to pursue a Republican D.A. who’s not pursuing all crimes. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: There’s nothing that says you have to punish everybody, it’s up to them. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, totally their discretion. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Totally their discretion. It didn’t this is like not a theoretical problem. Like multiple state Republicans have already filed complaints or taken steps to remove Willis. And so, as a result, in early August, four DAs in Georgia filed a lawsuit to strike this Senate bill down, saying that it violated the right to discretion, as we discussed, and prosecutorial independence. And similarly, last week, the Public Rights Project filed to stop the law from going into effect. So we will see. But as of now, the law has passed. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s wild because the same way, like they would have discretion to apply this to whoever they want, that’s the same discretion that they’re like getting upset at these prosecutors for– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Exactly. Exactly.

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –using. So it’s all very hypocritical. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Exactly. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: But you also mentioned there have been similar efforts in other places around the country. It’s not just Georgia. Tell us more about those. Where else is this happening? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, so the primary example is dun dun dun, Florida. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Of course. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Governor Ron DeSanctimonious or whatever. What are we calling him these days? Ron DeSanctimonious?

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It’s just catchy. It just is catchy. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Whatever he lacks in personality, he makes up for in authoritarian laws that he passes. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Precisely. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: In Florida, in the past six years or so, three prosecutors have been removed by the governor in Florida, two of those by Ron DeSantis. They’ve been removed for not being punitive enough, according to the governor, not according to voters. Right. So in Orlando, Aramis Ayala, the first Black elected prosecutor in Florida was removed from many cases a few years ago for saying that she wouldn’t seek the death penalty, which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do as prosecutor. 99.5% of all prosecutors don’t pursue the death penalty. Right? A very small percent of prosecutors go for the death penalty. She was removed from office for saying that she wouldn’t do it. And then Andrew Warren in Tampa was removed within just the past few years, in part because he said he wouldn’t prosecute women seeking abortions. And he said he wasn’t going to prosecute the parents of trans children under the new kind of anti-trans laws in Florida. And then just a few weeks ago, the subsequent Orlando prosecutor who came after Aramis Ayala, another Black woman, Monique Worrell, was removed. And it’s worth noting that these two Orlando prosecutors, Aramis Ayala and Monique Worrell, both Black women, the first and second Black women ever elected as prosecutors in Florida. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Huh. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And they’ve both been removed by the governor. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: What a weird coincidence there. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, it’s very strange. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: But also another thing worth noting here. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: All of these prosecutors are elected by voters, correct? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Correct. So basically like– 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Okay. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: –voters have been like, hey, this is what we want. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah like we’re on board with what you’re saying. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: And that’s why we elected you. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. You don’t get to choose, Governor. That’s the whole bit. We vote. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Interesting. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, it’s very bad. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Anyway, so how does Fani Willis fit into the narrative here? Is she as progressive as these Florida DA’s? Is this just about her indicting Donald Trump? What is this about? 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, it’s a very good question, because if you’ve been listening to the show recently, you know, I’ve been pretty tough on Fani for this exact reason. She’s not progressive. She’s pretty draconian. She’s pretty tough on crime. That’s how she ran. She prosecuted the teachers in the Atlanta cheating scandal here a couple of years ago, which I find to be one of the biggest violations of justice in the state history. Like, I don’t agree with her on almost anything. And this is pretty different than the Florida prosecutors who ran on these very progressive platforms, like they’re being persecuted for what they won’t pursue. And she’s being persecuted for who she has chosen to go after, which is– 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: –the former president. Right. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Which like I don’t agree with her on a lot of things, but I do agree that you can’t just subvert democracy. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Not that part! 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. Of all of the decisions she made this is not in my top 50 of disagreements. It’s very obvious that she’s a frustration for Republicans because they are sycophants for Donald Trump and they have this ideological agenda and they even want independent elected public officials to follow it. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Including elected officials that normally I think they probably agree with. Like she’s been pretty tough on crime. Like– 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Normally they’re probably right aligned with her, but they don’t want her to prosecute Donald Trump. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Mm. Okay. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: At our max, we had like two and a half million people in this country in prison and jail, we had like another six to ten million in some form of correctional control, mass incarceration. We had more people incarcerated in this country than any other country in the world. Prosecutors were prosecuting more and more crime. They were calling for more and more time served. They were driving this trend and they weren’t being removed from office. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Mass incarceration was destroying communities and they weren’t being removed from office. And suddenly, now that there are some prosecutors who are willing to say, like, maybe we don’t put everybody in prison, or maybe if we’re going to put a whole bunch of people in prison, we should also consider the powerful as like targets. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Right. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: They’re considered the threats. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I mean, the whole thing is just so blatantly anti-democratic, it’s not surprising in any way. Like Republicans have so many anti-democratic– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right.

 

Priyanka Aribindi: –rules, laws, things at every level of government over the past few years, especially but like, it’s very blatant here why they’re trying to do this. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It’s really blatant. And people think, oh, well, if they won’t pursue crime, like they shouldn’t be a prosecutor. But I’m here to tell you, like your prosecutor is not pursuing all crime, Republican, Democrat, whatever. They’re not pursuing all crime. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: They’re not. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: All of this is political and they are going after these people for political reasons. So we will keep following Fani Willis’ case against Trump and his alleged coconspirators, which has a hearing today, in fact, down the street for me, that is the latest for now. We will be back after some ads. [music break]

 

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Priyanka Aribindi: Let’s wrap up with some headlines. 

 

[sung] Headlines. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Russian officials have finally confirmed that Yevgeny Prigozhin died in a plane crash outside of Moscow last week. He was the head of the paramilitary Wagner group and had led a brief mutiny on the Kremlin this June. Prigozhin was listed as aboard the crashed jet, but it wasn’t until genetic testing came back that authorities verified yesterday that he was among the ten passengers killed. Meanwhile, the Kremlin has still not come up with what it believes to have caused this deadly crash. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Hmm. At least seven people were shot and killed on Saturday just outside of Haiti’s capital. A powerful gang that controls the northern suburb of Canaan opened fire with machine guns on a church led protest and several more victims were wounded and kidnapped. Canaan is a squatter community formed by survivors of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and is actually controlled by the “5 seconds” gang. Before the shooting, the protest was actually against the “5 seconds” gang organized by an evangelical church leader. The shooting is part of a sharp increase in violence in Haiti, particularly after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in 2021. Since then, gangs have taken over large swaths of the country using random killings, rape, and kidnappings to gain control. A citizen’s defense movement has risen in response, which has included executions of suspected gang members. Amid the growing violence, the U.S. Embassy recently ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel from Haiti. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: The city of Chicago is suing Kia and Hyundai, accusing them of straining the city’s resources by failing to equip their cars with basic anti-theft technology. Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration is just the latest plaintiff in a number of lawsuits demanding accountability from the two automakers. Friday’s lawsuit comes just months after Illinois’s attorney general called for a federal recall of their cars when it was reported that 7000 Kia’s and Hyundais had been stolen in Chicago in the year 2022 alone. According to the complaint filed by Johnson’s administration, Kia and Hyundai knowingly lied to customers by promising that their vehicles had advanced safety features. The city hopes to reclaim the expenses incurred from responding to so many incidents of theft and to force Kia and Hyundai to fix the security features on their vehicles. Hell yeah. This is something that will make an actual difference for many people and the city. We love to see it. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, it’s great news, especially for people who may or may not own Hyundais. Like maybe me and my insurance went up because my car is easier to steal, so I would love for some better anti-theft technology. And speaking of cars and automakers, members of the United Auto Workers Union or UAW overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if they don’t reach an agreement with their employers by September 14th. You’ll remember that negotiations for a new labor contract began last month between the UAW and the Big three Detroit automakers Ford, Stellantis and General Motors. And talks have been contentious from the start, when union leaders made it clear that 150,000 workers were prepared to walk off the job if their demands for higher wages, better health benefits, and stronger job security were not met. Friday’s strike authorization, which had a 97% approval rate for members, just emphasized how fed up workers are with their current working contract. And in other labor news from this past weekend, the National Labor Relations Board just made it easier for workers to unionize. The board ruled on Friday that if an employer is caught committing an unfair labor practice in the lead up to a union election, the employer will be ordered to immediately recognize the union and begin bargaining. So as long as a majority of workers support unionization, they don’t have to go through the lengthy process of hosting an election to gain recognition. They win it by default if their employer tries to subvert them. It’s pretty bad ass, I would say. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: We love it. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: I love it. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: FIFA has suspended Spain’s soccer chief, Luis Rubiales and other coaching staff after his unwanted kiss with World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso. Rubiales has maintained that the kiss was consensual and refused to resign. But in a statement posted to social media over the weekend, Hermoso spoke publicly and said, I did not like this incident. I felt vulnerable and a victim of an impulse driven, sexist out of place act without any consent on my part. Let’s also note that the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the organization that runs Spain’s national soccer program, has stood by Rubiales. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Oooh, bummer. Bad call. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: They did that. They also accused Hermoso of lying and threatened legal action against her of all people, which to double down on a bad take there. That’s real rough. All 23 members of Spain’s winning World Cup team and almost 50 other professional women’s soccer players have said that they would not play for the country unless Rubiales is removed from his position. There has also been a mass exodus of coaching staff from the national team, citing their, quote, “strongest and deepest condemnation of Rubiales’s behavior.” Oh my God like– 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: I also got to say it screams, this isn’t the first time. Like this is not people being like, oh, that was totally out of line and very out of character. People are like, I refuse to work for this guy. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Putting my job and my livelihood on the line. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: 100%. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It’s just not a testament to like, Oh my God, I had one moment of bad judgment. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Oh my God. I got caught up in the moment. Yeah, no. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I mean, even if he did, it would’ve been fucking weird and bad. But, like, this is no. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Right. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday to honor 60 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in that very same place. One of the speakers from this weekend’s event was his son, Martin Luther King, the Third. 

 

[clip of Martin Luther King III] Instead of moving forward, it feels as if we are moving backward. The question is what are we going to do? Dad would probably say, now is the time we must preserve, protect and expand democracy. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: The five hour event was called, quote, “not a commemoration, but a continuation” of King’s vision, particularly after the past year of rulings and laws that have rolled back civil rights and racial progress. Black civil rights leaders and a host of other multiracial interfaith groups led the event with speakers addressing systemic racism, police brutality, gun violence and other prevalent social justice issues. Organizers of the 60th anniversary march also met with Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss issues of redlining, policing and voting rights. It’s depressing how little has changed. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: It really is the 60th anniversary, especially with the context that you gave of the past few years. Like, it’s really sad. I fully agree that this is not, not the direction of progress that one thought we might be on. One hoped maybe. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: It would be wrong to say nothing has changed. Some things have absolutely changed. But–

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Sure. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: This weekend we’re seeing a guy with swastikas on his gun kill Black people because he hates Black people. This weekend. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yeah, like maybe we still have a ways to go here, guys. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, we’re not there yet. We are not to the promised land yet. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: No. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: That is absolutely true. And those are the headlines. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Two more things before we go. The Crooked stores’ Labor Day weekend sale just started. So now is the perfect time to snag that merch that you’ve been eyeing. Everything in the store is 15% off and a bunch of new stuff was just added to the sale section. Personally, I am going to take this opportunity to buy 50 bros for Roe Koozies and sprinkle them across college campuses. All the college campuses that I frequent in New York City. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: I was gonna say.

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Shop the sale at Crooked.com/store. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Second, we want to give a huge congrats to our former WAD squad’er and someone we adore, Jazzi Marine who just got engaged. We are so excited for you. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Yay, we love Jazzi, we love Alan. So happy for you guys.

 

Josie Duffy Rice: We love Jazzi, [clapping] we love Jazzi we love Alan. We’re so happy for you. [music break]

 

Priyanka Aribindi: That is all for today. If you like the show, make sure you subscribe. Leave a review. Keep MLK’s dream alive and tell your friends to listen. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: And if you’re into reading and not just a list of labor wins as Labor Day approaches like me, What A Day is also a nightly newsletter. Check it out and subscribe at Crooked.com/subscribe. I’m Josie Duffy Rice.

 

Priyanka Aribindi: I’m Priyanka Aribindi. 

 

[spoken together] And congrats Jazzi. Listen Jazzi is our good news of the day. We are hanging on to that tight. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Yeah, Jazzi always brought the good vibes. So good vibes to Jazzi forever. 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: Always. Jazzi come back. 

 

Josie Duffy Rice: Jazzi, marry us. We’re going to marry you is what we’re saying. [laughter] [music break] 

 

Priyanka Aribindi: What A Day is a production of Crooked Media. It’s recorded and mixed by Bill Lancz. Our show’s producer is Itxy Quintanilla. Raven Yamamoto and Natalie Bettendorf are our associate producers and our senior producer is Lita Martinez. Our theme music is by Colin Gilliard and Kashaka. [music break] 

 

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