Will Policing Ever Be Colorblind?

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Michael Brown’s killing was not an isolated incident. The FBI reports that a white police officer kills a black person almost twice a week. A new poll shows both blacks and whites believe cops are not held accountable for excessive force or for racial discrimination. Other research shows an unconscious bias toward young, black males among all segments of the population—but it can be modified by training. We’ll hear calls for police reform, and a new kind of federal assistance.

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Banner Image: Times Square, New York protest in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO; Credit: Jason Allen

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Gideon Brower