Demonstrators in New York City “die-in” at a protest against a grand jury’s effective exoneration of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Photo by anokarina (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists consider the grand jury’s clearing of a white police officer in the chokehold death of black Staten Island man Eric Garner. “Are grand juries going to allow police officers to be held accountable?” Scheer asks.

Rolling Stone backs away from a story about gang rape at the University of Virginia. Rich Lowry of National Review says that if the story is true, the fraternity should be prosecuted as a criminal gang. Also, with the threat of a government shutdown, Republican members of the House of Representatives try and fail to reverse President Obama’s action on immigration.

Finally, host Matt Miller recommends a documentary about coffee farming Costa Rican women called “A Small Section of the World.”

Miller moderates from the center, Scheer speaks from the left, Lowry from the right, and Keli Goff of The Daily Beast is the special guest.

Listen here.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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