Police Repression and Police Reform

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For the past year, videos of police shootings have saturated the media, giving urgency to calls for police reform -- especially in poor, black neighborhoods. But what does "reform" mean in practice? For example, is so called "broken windows" a form of community policing or an excuse for racial profiling? After decades of racism and brutality, Los Angeles has been called a model for police reform, but now it’s embroiled in a familiar controversy. Is it time to look beyond the police force and deal with social and economic issues that cops will never be able to resolve?

Credits

Guests:
Joe Domanick - John Jay College of Criminal Justice - @JohnJayCollege, Edward Flynn - Milwaukee Police Department - @MilwaukeePolice, Janai Nelson - NAACP Legal Defense Fund - @JNelsonLDF, George Kelling - Manhattan Institute for Policy Research - @gkelling

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Charlotte Duren, Evan George