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The Source: Rolling Stone's Boston Bombing Cover | The Militarization Of The Police

Segment 1:

The announcement of the July 19 cover for Rolling Stone magazine has created a firestorm for the company with several retail outlets calling foul and stating they won't carry tomorrow's issue. Walmart, Wallgreens, C.V.S. and San Antonio-based H-E-B are among the stores you won't be able to purchase the edition from here in San Antonio.

CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones. Mike DeAngelis | CVS/pharmacy | Director, Public Relations 

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Rolling Stone's Manson Cover got a similar reaction to the Tsarnaev cover out tomorrow.

Were you outraged by the issue's cover?  Is it justified by the article?

We talk with Sammye Johnson, Trinity professor and author of the book "The Magazine from Cover to Cover," and University of Texas journalism professor Dave Garlock on how magazines weigh costs vs. benefits and the ethics of controversial covers.

Rolling Stone is no stranger to controversial covers, having presented this cover image of mass murderer, Charles Manson back in 1970.  

Check out this articleon some of their most infamous.

In the second segment:


On Tuesday a San Marcos police officer was arrested for aggravated assault,according to the San Marcos Police Department, after illegally assaulting and attempting to detain a bystander to one of his traffic stops in May.

Corporal James Palermo was placed on administrative leave as a result of the May 29 incident wherein it is claimed he slammed a woman on the pavement, causing her to lose teeth after she didn't stop upon his request.  

Do police officers think they are occupiers in a hostile land?

More and more police officers are being taught to be soldiers argues Radley Balko, investigative journalist and policy analyst for the Cato Institute in his new book "The Rise of the Warrior Cop." Balko joins us on the show to talk about the new book and what changes need to be made.

*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on 89.1 FM KSTX - audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org