As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Feb. 25, 2021

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Black Police Officers
Policing while Black. After top brass shot down their requests to talk about racism on the job, four black officers in Ontario go public -- including one who tells us about being racially profiled by his own white colleagues.

Cuomo Allegations
A former New York Capitol staffer says allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo show not much has changed since she was working in state government more than 5 years ago. 

Covid Dream Animation
An animator brings people's seriously weird pandemic dreams to life and hopes to shed light on the questions they raise, like: What's with all the lizards?

Part Two

No Charges Rochester
No charges. A grand jury won't indict the Rochester police officers who pinned a Black man to the ground until he stopped breathing -- a decision that's left a community reeling and his family "outraged."

Amnesty: Navalny
Amnesty International says it will no longer call Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny a "prisoner of conscience" -- and a journalist accuses the rights organization of "caving to a smear campaign."

Part Three

Solitary Confinement Report
Nearly 2 years after Ottawa said it was ending solitary confinement, a professor hired to hold them to those words says the practice is still widespread in Canada's prisons and often fits the U-N definition of torture.

Syrian Torture Conviction
A Syrian human rights lawyer was in court in Germany this week to see a former Syrian intelligence officer convicted of complicity in crimes against humanity. He says justice is an unfamiliar feeling.