How Far Is Too Far for Police?

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Look at the term "law enforcement," and you’ll see two words at the center of a debate about policing in America. Law, and force. But how is that force being used? Going back 25 years ago or more, video cameras started focusing a lot on that question, giving the public a view of how police officers have been doing their jobs. There’s no doubt those officers are in a dangerous business. But, given some very high profile altercations that have taken place in the last few months between police and civilians, the issue has hit a fevered pitch, with protests here in LA and all across the country about how the law is being enforced. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis spoke with Andrew Blankstein, who covers police, courts and homeland security for NBC News, and Richard Winton, a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times.




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