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Podcast: When is slavery profitable? Texas' "Law of Parties," why traffic enforcement doesn't make us safer, and breaking down the #TexasGeorgeFloydAct

Here's the April 2021 episode of Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast. co-hosted by me and Mandy Marzullo. This is Part Two of our special on the Texas George Floyd Act (here's part one). Listen to it here: We started with a discussion of the hearing on the Texas George Floyd Act and then broke down aspects of the bill we didn't get to in Part One:Qualified Immunity, featuring interviews with Arif Panju and Keith Neely from the Institute for Justice (4:50)Corroboration in Drug Cases, f...
Tags: Texas, Law, Institute for Justice, Mandy, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Jeff Blackburn, Gritsforbreakfast, Innocence Project of Texas, Mandy Marzullo, Keith Neely, Arif Panju


Bessemer Venture Partners closes on $3.3 billion across two funds

Another major VC firm has closed two major rounds, underscoring the long-term confidence investors continue to have for backing privately-held companies in the tech sector. Early-stage VC firm Bessemer Venture Partners announced Thursday the close of two new funds totaling $3.3 billion that it will be using both to back early-stage startups as well as growth rounds for more mature companies. The Redwood City-based firm closed BVP XI with $2.475 billion and BVP Century II with $825 million i...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Beijing, Andreessen Horowitz, Blackburn, Amazon Web Services, Shopify, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Redwood City, PitchBook, Silicon Valley San Francisco, Jeff Blackburn, Andrew Hedin, BVP XI, LinkedIn Blue Apron


Jeff Blackburn, one of Jeff Bezos' top advisors, is leaving Amazon

Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn (left) with actress Michelle Williams and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Amazon Studio Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn, one of CEO Jeff Bezos' top advisors, is leaving the company. Blackburn has been at Amazon for 22 years, and has led its Prime Video and Amazon Studio divisions. This comes the same year Amazon is losing consumer chief Jeff Wilke. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of Amazon's top executives has announce...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Blackburn, Cnbc, Jeff, Bezos, Amazon Studios, Andy Jassy, Michelle Williams, Wilke, Jeff Blackburn, Tech Insider, Jeff Wilke, Amazon Studio, Prime Studios


Amazon Top Exec Jeff Blackburn Officially Exiting After Nearly 23 Years

Jeff Blackburn, an Amazon veteran of more than two decades who previously oversaw Prime Video, Amazon Studios and Amazon Music divisions, is leaving the ecommerce giant. Blackburn, most recently Amazon’s senior VP of business development, took a one-year sabbatical in 2020 and the role he would play at the company on his return was unclear. […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Blackburn, Jeff Blackburn, Amazon Top Exec Jeff Blackburn, Prime Video Amazon Studios and Amazon Music


Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn Is Departing the Company Tuesday

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn is leaving the company on Tuesday after 22 years, he said in an internal note that...
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What does a successful "Defund the Police" campaign actually look like? Reconsidering Texas' abolition of Tulia-style drug task forces in light of 2020's #DefundThePolice frame

In 2020, the phrase "defund the police" captured the public imagination, for good or ill, and became the centerpiece of conservative messaging against Democrats in the fall. But it wasn't that long ago that Texas defunded dozens of regional drug task forces without any of the #DefundThePolice backlash. At their height, those task forces collectively made around 12,000 arrests per year (see FN 26 in this report), but in 2006, Gov. Rick Perry eliminated their funding with the stroke of a pen, the ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Austin, House, Rick Perry, City Council, Doj, Drug Policy Alliance, Legislature, Perry, DPS, Byrne, Rio Grande, Austin Police Department, Texas Legislature


Amazon's advertising boss now reports directly to Jeff Bezos, a change that shows how serious of a threat it is to Google and Facebook's core business (AMZN)

Paul Kotas, SVP of Amazon Advertising, now reports directly to CEO Jeff Bezos, Business Insider has learned. The change follows the one-year leave of SVP Jeff Blackburn, who ran a vast portfolio of businesses, including advertising and video streaming.  Mike Hopkins, the newly hired SVP of Amazon Video and Studios, and Paul Krawiec, who runs corporate development teams, were also added to Bezos's inner circle last month. The promotion is the latest sign of Amazon putting more emphasis on its a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, White House, US, Trends, Aws, Carney, Sony Pictures, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Blackburn, Alexa, Amazon Music, Mike Hopkins, Bezos


Amazon poached Sony exec and former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins to be its head of entertainment

Chairman of Sony Pictures Television and former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins joined Amazon as its new head of entertainment. The role was made vacant in August of last year when Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn announced he was taking a sabbatical. Hopkins will report directly to Jeff Bezos, although it's not yet clear whether he will join the elite team of Amazon executives the "S-Team." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon just made a massive hire. Mike Hopkins, chairman of Sony Pic...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Chris Rock, Sony Pictures Television, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, Journal, Hopkins, Mike Hopkins, Mike, Golden Globe, Fox Hulu


Amazon quietly hired the NBCUniversal executive known as ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's 'right-hand man' to lead PR for its original-video and streaming services (AMZN)

Cory Shields, the former executive vice president of communications at NBCUniversal, is now vice president of public relations for the Amazon Studios and original-video teams, Business Insider has learned. Shields spent about 20 years at NBCUniversal and was once called ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's "right-hand man," according to Variety. Shields' hiring comes at a time when Amazon's entertainment group needs a high-profile representative, as competition in the space is intensifying this year. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Kentucky, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Carney, Jeff Bezos, Jeff Zucker, Business Insider, Shields, Zucker


Amazon has quietly hired the NBCUniversal executive known as ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's 'right-hand man' to lead PR for its original video and streaming services (AMZN)

Cory Shields, former executive VP of communications at NBCUniversal, is now VP of PR for the Amazon Studios and Original Video teams, Business Insider has learned. Shields spent roughly 20 years at NBCUniversal and was once called ex-CEO Jeff Zucker's "right-hand man," according to Variety. Shields's hiring comes at a time when Amazon's entertainment group needs a high-profile representative, as competition in the space is intensifying this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Obama, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Carney, Nbc Universal, Jeff Bezos, Jeff Zucker, Nbcu, Shields


Metamoto’s Jeff Blackburn on AV Testing and Why Waymo Leads the Pack

In the development of self-driving cars, once a vehicle is ready for the validation stage, it’s not always practical or affordable to test them on open roads. Given the hundreds of different scenarios developers want autonomous vehicles to experience and react to—weather, traffic conditions, pedestrian activity, land markings, and more—simulation offers an alternative to on-road testing.At the M:Bility conference held in Dearborn a few weeks ago, Xconomy had an opportunity to chat with Metamoto...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Blackburn, Alphabet, University Of Michigan, Virginia Tech, Dearborn, Bility, Jeff Blackburn, National blog main


Amazon is taping up windows and hiring security to keep its 'Lord of the Rings' series secret

Amazon Studios' boss told the Hollywood Reporter about the steps it is taking to keep its "Lord of the Rings" series secret. She said the show's writers are being kept in a secure room with no natural light in order to prevent leaks. Amazon announced it was turning JRR Tolkien's fantasy epic into a TV series in late 2017. Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has revealed that the firm is going to extraordinary lengths to keep its "Lord of the Rings" series under wraps. In an interview with The ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Amazon Prime Video, Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios, Jeff Blackburn, Patrick McKay, Tolkein, Jennifer Salke, Salke, JD Payne


Amazon will spend about $4.5 BILLION on its fight against Netflix this year, according to J.P. Morgan

Amazon is set to spend a gargantuan ~$4.5 billion on video in 2017, according to analysts at J.P. Morgan, a figure that would put the internet giant much closer to rival Netflix than many industry observers thought. In July, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said Amazon would "nearly double" its investment in video, while "tripling" its amount of original content in Prime Video, over the remainder of 2016. This new estimate from J.P. Morgan on the 2017 budget suggests that spending will continue to bl...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Time Warner, NFL, Trends, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Journal, J P Morgan, Amazon Studios, Roy Price, Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Blackburn, Brian Olsavsky, Amazon SVP, YouTube Hulu AT T


Amazon will spend about $4.5 BILLION on its fight against Netflix this year, according to JPMorgan

Amazon is set to spend a gargantuan ~$4.5 billion on video in 2017, according to analysts at JPMorgan, a figure that would put the internet giant much closer to rival Netflix than many industry observers thought. In July, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said Amazon would "nearly double" its investment in video, while "tripling" its amount of original content in Prime Video, over the remainder of 2016. This new estimate from JPMorgan on the 2017 budget suggests that spending will continue to blast up...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Time Warner, NFL, Trends, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Jpmorgan, Amazon Studios, Roy Price, Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Blackburn, Brian Olsavsky, Amazon SVP, YouTube Hulu AT T


Reform on bail and muni fines would be big boon for H-Town indigents

Two different stories out of Houston portray folks chipping away at unnecessary local jail detention from different angles. Bail litigation adds oomph to reform push First, see Lise Olsen's story, "Lawsuit adds pregnant mom who was jailed five days after traffic stop: Harris County pretrial detention practices challenged as unlawful," Houston Chronicle, May 24. She runs through the named plaintiffs in  potentially important impact litigation "filed last Thursday by a Washington D.C. group called...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, United States, Aclu, Houston, Rogers, El Paso, Houston Chronicle, U S Supreme Court, Laura


Amazon and Netflix have one major difference when it comes to finding their next hit series (AMZN, NFLX)

Amazon and Netflix are both finding success at producing their original content, but the way they go about it is totally different.  For one, Amazon does pilot episodes. Netflix is strongly against them. A pilot is a single episode meant to test the viability of a series, and has been a staple in network TV for years. Amazon is taking that approach forward into the digital world. Speaking at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles, Amazon's SVP of Business Development, Jeff Blackburn, argued his compa...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Blackburn, Mozart, Amazon Studios, AMZN NFLX, Amazon Now, Jeff Blackburn, Los Angeles Amazon, Gortimer Gibbon, David Anaxagoras, Sarandos, Amazon but Amazon


Upfront Summit, ads and acquisitions of Mophie and Represent among week's L.A. tech highlights

NBA legend Magic Johnson, Amazon.com business development executive Jeff Blackburn and venture capitalist Fred Wilson were among the headliners at last week's Upfront Summit. The Los Angeles tech conference, hosted by Santa Monica venture firm Upfront Ventures, brought hundreds of investors and tech executives to the Dolby Theatre over two days.
Tags: Los Angeles, Nba, Upfront Ventures, Fred Wilson, Santa Monica, Jeff Blackburn, Magic Johnson Amazon


Amarillo attorney resigns from Innocence Project of Texas

Amarillo attorney, Jeff Blackburn, has resigned as the chief counsel of the Innocence Project of Texas after he founded the non-profit organization nearly 10 years ago. Blackburn agrees the organization has done its job in getting innocent people exonerated, as well as helping pass legislation.
Tags: Texas, Blackburn, Amarillo, Jeff Blackburn