Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System

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How often do police officers in American cities use deadly force against black men?  When killings are justified, what’s the official reason?  We look for the answers to those and other questions raised by recent police killings that have sparked widespread outrage against racism in the justice system.  Also, officials warn that torture report could endanger US lives, and the elite attorneys who get their cases heard by the US Supreme Court.

Photo: A police officer pushes back a protester during a demonstration over the grand jury verdict in the shooting death of Michael Brown, in Webster Grove, Missouri, December 2, 2014. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Andrea Brody, Claire Martin