• Aug 15, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:38 mins

Guest: Gregory Daddis, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Program in War and Society, Chapman University, Author of “Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam” From his first day in office, President Trump has expressed public confidence in the generals who fill top government positions. But does a distinguished military career necessarily translate into foreign policy expertise? Or, in the case of General John Kelly, insure success as the White House Chief of Staff?   Gregory Daddis recently analyzed the success of generals in civilian government in a piece in The Washington Post titled, “The generals can’t save us—and we shouldn’t want them to.”

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What South American Can Teach Us About Police Reform

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Guest: Yanilda González, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago A few weeks ago, in a New York suburb racked with gang violence, President Trump spoke with law enforcement and encouraged them to be rough with suspects. Almost immediately, police departments across the country denounced the President’s request to “not be too nice” to criminals. But the President’s comments signal a 180-degree shift from the Obama-era police oversight intended to minimalize police racism, violence, and stereotyping. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department announced a policy that makes it easier for police to seize property from suspects. How quickly might the pendulum swing from reform to counter-reform?

Guest: Yanilda González, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago A few weeks ago, in a New York suburb racked with gang violence, President Trump spoke with law enforcement and encouraged them to be rough with suspects. Almost immediately, police departments across the country denounced the President’s request to “not be too nice” to criminals. But the President’s comments signal a 180-degree shift from the Obama-era police oversight intended to minimalize police racism, violence, and stereotyping. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department announced a policy that makes it easier for police to seize property from suspects. How quickly might the pendulum swing from reform to counter-reform?